Report: Celtic plot shock January move to re-sign St. Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran

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St. Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran is an alleged target for Celtic.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic are pursuing St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran - but face competition from Swansea City.

The Bhoys will be looking for January additions having been inconsistent at times this season, and manager Ronny Deila may look to add some attacking firepower to his side.

As a result, Deila could look to bring a former Celtic youth ace back to the club, as The Scottish Sun report that St. Johnstone star Michael O'Halloran is a top target having scouted him in a 1-1 draw against Dundee on Friday.

O'Halloran, 24, started his career with Celtic having been born in Glasgow, but moved on to England with Bolton Wanderers as a teenager.

Now back in Scotland, O'Halloran is thriving with St. Johnstone, and has hit three goals in five games to put himself in contention for a call-up to the Scotland squad in the near future.

With pace as well as the ability to play out wide as well as up front, O'Halloran could be a dangerous attacking weapon for Celtic, and the player would no doubt relish the chance to re-join the Bhoys having started his career in the famous green and white hoops many years ago.

However, it's stated that Premier League outfit Swansea City are also pursuing O'Halloran, and with just 18 months left on his contract. St. Johnstone could be forced to sell their prized asset in January, with Celtic hovering with intent.

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