Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo is closing in on a move to French Ligue 2 side Toulouse, it has been reported in La Depeche du Midi.

The Ivorian striker has been a target for St Mirren, although an offer never materialised and it seems now he could be bound for France.

Reports in France now suggest Bayo, who has only played eight times for the Hoops, is on the radar of the French club and could depart Parkhead, potentially on a loan deal but a £500,00 permanent move is also on the cards.

Toulouse boss Patrice Garande is hopeful of adding goals to his side as they look to earn promotion at the first time of asking following their relegation earlier this year, despite the Ligue 1 campaign being curtailed.

With two caps for the Ivory Coast, Bayo is seemingly still highly regarded as a future star, however he has found his opportunities limited with the Scottish Champions.

With just two goals in his eight appearances since joining the club in 2018, Bayo has dropped to the fourth choice upfront for Neil Lennon, with Leigh Griffiths, Odsonne Eduoard, and Patryk Klimala all featuring ahead of the 23-year-old.

As Lennon goes in search of further striking reinforcements such as either Ivan Toney this summer, a move away for Bayo could work for all parties.