Genk claim Celtic-linked striker Jelle Vossen is considering offer to leave this summer

Jelle Vossen is considering an offer to leave Genk this summer.

Genk have released a statement on their official website confirming that they have held a meeting with striker Jelle Vossen to discuss his future.

Vossen, 26, has returned to Genk after a season-long loan deal with Middlesbrough last term, which saw the Belgian hitman score nine goals in all competitions for Aitor Karanka's men.

Now, the striker's future is up in the air, with The Scottish Sun recently reporting that Celtic are pushing to land Vossen as their new striker ahead of the Champions League qualifiers this summer.

The Bhoys have watched on as Vossen has now held a meeting with Genk over his future with the club, and they released a statement regarding the discussions earlier today - adding that Vossen is considering an offer to move abroad this summer.

'Jelle is back after vacation, and this morning had a constructive conversation with general manager Patrick Janssens and sports manager Dimitri De Conde,' the statement reads.

'Jelle must first examine a concrete offer from a foreign club, while we remain in further discussions. Depending on how it works out for Jelle, later this week he could join Genk's training camp in Horst,' Genk added.

Celtic - favourites for Vossen?

Given the report from The Scottish Sun, Celtic are considered to be leading the race for Vossen's signature, though HLN in Belgium recently suggested that Sheffield Wednesday are also interested.

With Celtic able to offer a title challenge, a Champions League campaign and the prospect of playing at Celtic Park, Vossen would be foolish to consider another move to the English Championship over the Bhoys.

Given that John Guidetti's loan stay at Celtic is now over, Vossen should see plenty of first team football at Celtic - and the likelihood is that the mystery club in talks with Vossen is Ronny Deila's Celtic.

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