Celtic's Ronny Deila reveals talks are to be held with John Guidetti

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is optimistic regarding his chances of landing loan star John Guidetti on a permanent basis from Manchester City.

Celtic remain confident that a permanent deal can be agreed for on-loan striker John Guidetti.

The Sweden international moved to Parkhead over the summer on a season-long agreement from Manchester City.

He has settled quickly in Glasgow, plundering 11 goals during a hugely-impressive spell.

While Celtic are delighted to have him, they are also aware that his eye-catching displays have been noted by others.

Talk of a January return to the Premier League has begun to circulate, with there seemingly little future for Guidetti at the Etihad Stadium.

His current contract with City is due to expire at the end of the season and a deal was agreed with Celtic prior to his Scottish switch.

Ronny Deila believes a transfer can be tied up, despite the talk of interest from afar.

He claims Guidetti has opened himself up to discussions, with personal terms set to be thrashed out.

Deila said in the Daily Record: “There has been some movement on Guidetti.

“Hopefully that’s encouraging. If it wasn’t, I don’t think he’d want to meet us, so it’s positive.

“There is no problem with his club Manchester City. It’s now about getting the player on board.”

City are reported to have sanctioned a £3 million move for Guidetti.

That fee would be no issue for those sides in England said to be monitoring his progress, but a lack of opportunities in Manchester and during a loan stint at Stoke City may work against them.

Guidetti is only 22 and needs to make the best decision for the present and future, and enjoying his football in a successful side north of the border could be best for all parties.

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