Celtic chasing Manchester City striker Guidetti

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Celtic have been trying to add firepower to their squad before the transfer deadline and Manchester City's out-of-favour striker John Guidetti is reported to be among their main targets.

While Manchester City striker John Guidetti was reportedly set to join either Fiorentina or Palermo, Sky Sports News HQ claim that the Swedish international has emerged as a last-minute target for Celtic.

With a deal for Sporting Gijon’s Stefan Scepovic collapsing, the Scottish champions have been forced to continue their hunt for help up front, with their attentions now turning to the out-of-favour Premier League man.

The 22-year-old has struggled to make his mark at City since arriving in 2008, but did enjoy a successful loan spell with Feyenoord during the 2011-12 campaign, scoring 20 goals in 23 Eredivise games.

However, after spending the second-half of last season at Stoke, where he made just six substitute appearances under former manager Mark Hughes, the Swede finds himself behind the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Stefan Jovetic and the soon-to-depart Alvaro Negredo in the pecking order, with first-team opportunities again looking limited this term.

Understood to have been told to find a new club before the close of the transfer window, Guidetti has also been linked to Southampton this summer, having played under new manager Ronald Koeman during his lone season at Feyenoord, but a move to the south coast has thus far failed to materialise.

Still a promising prospect, the one-time capped front man would be an intriguing addition to the Celtic squad, despite his recent top-flight struggles in England, though the club might have to move quick considering the reported interest from Serie A.

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