Slovan Bratislava manager Ivan Kmotrik has revealed Celtic are no longer interested in signing striker Andraz Sporar this month.
According to the Daily Record, the Hoops held talks with Slovan over a potential move for the 25-year-old last month, but the deal failed to materialise.
And the report also quotes Kmotrik as naming the countries of clubs who are still interested in a move for Sporar, but the Slovan boss does not mention Scotland.
The reports from Portugal are not entirely true. While we confirm we are in negotiations with Sporting Lisbon, we are not as close as they suggest. We are still a long way apart.
Clubs from other countries like England, Spain and France also show interest on Andraz and we have received another offer.
READ CELTIC VERDICT
It’s hardly surprising to see Celtic end their interest in Sporar.
Following Patryk Klimala’s arrival at the club last week, the club now have no need for another striker, with the 21-year-old coming in to join Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo.
And while the Hoops had the chance to land the 25-year-old early in the window after holding talks with Slovan in December, it’s easy to see why we opted for Klimala.
The 21-year-old is a striker in good form who was available for a lower fee than Sporar, and is a player who, we feel, Celtic have a greater chance of making a profit from given how he is four years younger than the Slovan striker.