Report: Deila sends scouts to watch Anthony Mounier, Celtic consider summer bid

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Celtic are reportedly tracking Montpellier winger Anthony Mounier.

According to The Sun, Celtic manager Ronny Deila has sent scouts to watch Montpellier winger Anthony Mounier on a number of occasions this season, and will now consider a summer move for the Frenchman.

The Bhoys may have won two trophies in Deila's first season in charge, including the league title, but will be busy in the transfer market this summer as they look to progress in Europe.

With the aim of reaching the Champions League group stage next season, Deila may need more quality at his disposal - an adding another winger could be on his agenda after disappointing campaigns for loan wide men Aleksandar Tonev and Mubarak Wakaso.

Now, according to The Sun, Deila has set his sights on Montpellier star Anthony Mounier ahead of the summer transfer window, having sent Celtic scouts over to France to watch the 27-year-old in action.

Mounier, formerly of Lyon, has racked up nine goals and seven assists for Montpellier this season in a productive campaign, and could now be on the move this summer.

With just one year left on his contract at Montpellier, Mounier could be in demand this summer, with Greek side Olympiakos also credited with an interest in signing the winger in a cut-price deal.

That rival interest could force Celtic to make their move quickly, with Tonev and Wakaso set to return to parent clubs Aston Villa and Rubin Kazan respectively - and possibly Mounier arriving to provide some width on the left hand side for the Bhoys.

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