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Celtic blow as John Guidetti admits family would be happy with a move elsewhere

Celtic striker John Guidetti has admitted he'd be open to a move to Serie A.

Celtic striker John Guidetti has admitted he would be open to a move away from the club to play in Serie A.

Guidetti is currently on loan from Manchester City but is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and is a highly coveted talent despite his recent goal drought.

The Swedish international has been quoted by Italian website Tuttomercatoweb, responding to questions over his future:

"At the end of the season I will be free, with no contract. But now I'm a Celtic player, it is impossible to say now where I'll end. Lazio? I never got an offer but my relatives would be happy. Some are still living in Italy."

Celtic have made clear they are interested in doing a deal for the striker, but it is becoming clear he wants to weigh up his options.

Boss Ronny Deila was quoted by The BBC last month stating: "We've been speaking for a long time but he's decided he wants to wait to see what his options are.

"It will be March or April, maybe longer, so there won't be any final decision this month. But we know we have him until the end of the season."

French side Marseille have been credited with interest by the Daily Record, while The Scotsman has previously linked Southampton with making a move, in part due to Ronald Koeman's involvement having previously managed Guidetti at Feyenoord.

Despite a prolific start for Celtic, Guidetti's recent lack of goals has seen his place come under threat from Leigh Griffiths and new signing Gary Mackay-Steven.

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