Celtic have reportedly failed in a late attempt to sign Nick Powell on a free transfer this summer.
According to TEAMtalk, Powell turned down a move to the Hoops after Neil Lennon’s side made one last attempt to sign the former Manchester United man.
The 25-year-old, who has been a long-term Celtic target, is set to now link up with Nathan Jones at Stoke City this summer, with the forward agreeing a lucrative deal with the Potters.
Powell found the back of the net eight times and provided seven assists for Wigan last season in 32 Championship appearances, helping the Latics narrowly avoid the drop.
The news comes as a blow to Neil Lennon, who is looking to bolster his attacking options this summer ahead of his first full season back in charge of the club.
It appears as if the Football League is where Lennon is eyeing most of his signings, however, Powell will not be one of them, despite Celtic’s late efforts.
Four more players Celtic are keen on from the Football League
Ipswich Town’s highly-rated right-back Crowe could move to Celtic this summer. The teenager is also being tracked by Huddersfield Town and RB Leipzig.
Reading’s Moore is a new name that has been linked with the Hoops this summer. The experienced defender would provide Neil Lennon with plenty of experience at the back.
Harper looks set to leave West Brom this summer and has been tipped to move to Celtic Park.
Charlton midfielder Aribo is being monitored by multiple Premier League sides, as well as Celtic and Rangers, with his Addicks deal expiring next month.