Report: Celtic outcast Anthony Stokes in no hurry to leave despite interest from Burnley

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Celtic striker Anthony Stokes is a target for Burnley - but isn't desperate to leave.

According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic striker Anthony Stokes is in no hurry to leave the club despite interest from Championship club Burnley.

The Irish forward, 27, came up through the ranks at Arsenal, but has made his name at Celtic having joined the Bhoys from Hibernian back in 2010.

With 76 goals in 191 games for the club, Stokes has been a regular goalscorer - but has now fallen out of favour under Ronny Deila, who even used Stokes on the left hand side of midfield last season.

Stokes now looks set to leave the club, given that Celtic brought in Nadir Ciftci from Dundee United earlier this summer, which has pushed Stokes further down the pecking order.

The Scottish Sun report that Championship club Burnley are keen to bring the forward back to English football, as Sean Dyche makes moves to improve his striking options following the departure of Danny Ings to Liverpool.

However, the report also states that whilst Deila views Stokes as being 'surplus to requirements', the player is in no hurry to leave Glasgow and join a new club, given that he still has another two years left to run on his contract.

That could be a blow to Deila, who will be looking to add some transfer funds as we enter the final weeks of the transfer window, with Celtic still needing a couple more players before the deadline.

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