Celtic have opened talks with former Charlton striker Lyle Taylor, according to Sky Sports Transfer Centre.

The 30-year-old striker is available as a free agent having left Charlton at the end of last season after he refused to take part in post-lockdown football as he sought a move away from the Addicks.

He netted 11 goals prior to football’s suspension and was the club’s top scorer in the Championship, but he is now on the lookout for a new club.

The former Falkirk man has been linked with a move to Celtic’s rivals Rangers, although Sky Sports believe that he is firmly on Neil Lennon’s wanted list as the Hoops’ boss aims to bring in another striker before the transfer window closes.

The Bhoys boss Lennon has already confirmed talks have taken place with experienced frontman Steven Fletcher.

Another football league goal machine, Ivan Toney, was also thought to be high on the list of targets for the Scottish Champions, although negotiations over the valuation with his club Peterborough United seem to have halted.

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Taylor would be available without a transfer fee, making him an attractive prospect for Celtic as well as a number of other potential suitors.

As things stand, Lennon can be reasonably satisfied with his striking options, however, Premier League clubs could begin enquiring about Odsonne Edouard in the coming weeks.

The Frenchman kicked off his season with a hat-trick in Celtic opening day win over Hamilton which is sure to have caught the eyes of many scouts south of the border.