Report: Jelle Vossen expected to demand transfer, Deila could sanction Celtic loan deal

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Jelle Vossen is to hold a meeting with Genk over his future - and is expected to demand a transfer.

According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic target Jelle Vossen will hold a meeting with Genk on Monday - and is expected to ask for a transfer.

Vossen, 26, has spent the last year on loan at Middlesbrough, and having scored nine goals in all competitions for Aitor Karanka's men, he is back with Belgian club Genk.

However, speculation surrounds his future. The Scottish Sun reported last week that Celtic are looking to sign Vossen, with manager Ronny Deila in desperate need of a striker having seen John Guidetti's loan stay from Manchester City expire.

Vossen's future rests in the hands of Genk, but the Scottish Sun believe the striker will hold a meeting with the club on Monday - and tell them that he wants to leave the club.

They go on to stay that Genk would demand £2.2m for Vossen, though a 12-month loan deal with an option to buy could also be appealing to Celtic - despite Deila's concerns over such deals given the poor displays of Aleksandar Tonev and Mubarak Wakaso last season.

Loan ranger

A loan deal would certainly be the best way to go for Celtic as they look to bring Vossen to Glasgow this summer, even if Deila has been burned by similar deals before.

Vossen struggled with injuries at Middlesbrough, and Celtic would be foolish to spent over £2m on a striker who scored nine goals in England last season if a loan deal is on the table instead.

If Vossen proves his worth then Celtic can make the deal permanent, and if he struggles then Celtic can send him back with no commitment to buy - making the deal perfect for what Deila needs right now.

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