RD on Scott Allan speculation: "I can’t comment on anything until something has happened." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 13, 2015
RD: "Celtic are after good footballers and we are looking all over the world to get players that can get us to a high level." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 13, 2015
RD: "At the moment things are speculation. September 1 is the deadline for everything so we will see what kind of squad we have then." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 13, 2015
Whilst refusing to accept whether a deal for Allan is on the cards, Deila certainly did not rule out a move for the Hibs midfielder - who is also wanted by Rangers.
The same Sky report references the Gers’ interest in Allan, with Mark Warburton’s men already seeing three bids rejected by Hibs for the star.
Allan, 23, was named Championship player of the season last year, and looks to have all the talents needed to impress at the top level of the game. Although the Bhoys do not directly need him due to the other stars in their squad, he certainly fulfils the role of Scottish talent that Celtic want to purchase.
He may have only played one full season of competitive football in the second tier, but Celtic have been linked with him, and Deila has admitted that his club are looking all over the world to bring in players to improve the squad.
Whether one of these players in Allan remains to be seen, but with Deila refusing to rule out a deal, and the recent links in the media, it certainly appears as if the Scottish giant want to bring in the talented midfielder before the window closes at the end of this month.