Report: Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak turns down Celtic move

Aston Villa's Libor Kozak has reportedly turned down the move to Celtic.

Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak has turned down the chance to move to Celtic, report The Sun.

It was claimed 24 hours earlier by The Times that Kozak was negotiating with the Scottish champions over a potential move, but he appears to have decided against the switch.

He was included in the Villa squad which took on Notts County in the Capital One Cup last night, handed a place on the bench, coming off the bench for the final 15 minutes.

He had not played a single minute in the Premier League beforehand this season.

A serious broken leg and complications arising from it have restricted the Czech Republic forward to only 15 appearances for the club - and four goals - since joining in 2013 but he is fully fit again.

It is unclear from The Sun's report why Kozak has rejected Celtic, whether he has a better offer elsewhere, or if he wants to stick it out at Villa and fight for his place.

The The Times report had also suggested German side Mainz were also interested in his services.

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