Report: Genk want Celtic target Jelle Vossen to make his final decision today

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Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Celtic are all reportedly interested in Jelle Vossen.

KRC Genk want reported Celtic target Jelle Vossen to make a decision over his future today, according to The Daily Record.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that Genk have prepared a better and improved contract for the 26-year-old striker, who is wanted by Scottish Premiership champions Celtic this summer.

However, the Belgian club are reportedly facing competition from English clubs as well.

According to The Scottish Sun, Championship duo Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday and Belgian outfit Club Brugge are interested in Vossen.

The Daily Record quotes Genk’s technical director Dimitri de Conde as saying: “We’re really pulling out all the stops to hold Jelle in Genk.

“The player and his agent have agreed that we have another meeting when he returns from holiday. There we will find out what clubs have concrete interest in Jelle.”

Good signing for Celtic?

Vossen has been on the books of Genk his entire career and has a contract until June 2017, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

The Belgium international played on loan for Middlesbrough last season. The 26-year-old scored eight goals and created 26 chances in 36 league appearances for Boro, helping them reach the Championship playoff final.

Vossen, who was often deployed in a deep-lying role, had a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 55%, and he won 37 headers, eight dribbles and 18 tackles.

Celtic are looking for a striker following the departure of loanee John Guidetti, and Vossen could be a good signing if the price is right.

According to The Scottish Sun, the Belgian is rated at £2 million, which is a decent transfer fee for someone who has done relatively well in the English Championship.

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