Celtic are reportedly interested in landing Wigan Athletic star Nick Powell this summer.

The Hoops were linked with a move to sign the midfielder during the January transfer window, but he stayed put at the DW Stadium to finish the season with the Latics.

However, as the summer draws ever closer, it seems the race for Powell’s signature is on. According to an exclusive report from TEAMtalk, Celtic are among the clubs who have established an interest in signing him.

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The Scottish Premiership leaders are likely to focus on bolstering their squad in the upcoming transfer window, and Powell appears to be a target of theirs.

Celtic will face competition from a plethora of sides from across Europe, though, with rivals Rangers also in the hunt for his signature.

Powell, according to TEAMtalk, is also admired by Bundesliga duo Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce are also keen.

However, it is claimed that the ex-Manchester United youngster would favour a move to a British side. Premier League pair Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion are named as potential suitors, and Championship promotion hopefuls Norwich City and Derby County are interested.

Why Powell would be a smart signing for Celtic