Report: Efe Ambrose and Anthony Stokes attracting interest, Celtic exits possible this month

Celtic duo Efe Ambrose and Anthony Stokes could leave the club this month.

According to the Daily Mail, Celtic defender Efe Ambrose and forward Anthony Stokes could leave the club this month after attracting interest.

The Bhoys have had an underwhelming season so far, having been dumped out of the Champions League and Europa League already, and manager Ronny Deila is under ever-increasing pressure.

Many fans expect to see a host of new signings brought in during the January transfer window to help solve Celtic's problems, but Deila may need to shift some players out before doing that.

Now, the Daily Mail report that two often-criticised players could leave the club this month, with defender Efe Ambrose and forward Anthony Stokes attracting interest, with departures possible before the end of his month's transfer window.

It's stated that Nigerian international defender Ambrose, who has featured in 19 games this season, is attracting interest from Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG, who have plenty of cash to spend.

The report suggests that Shanghai SIPG gave Asamoah Gyan a contract worth £162,000-a-week, and with riches to offer, they are hoping to tempt Ambrose over to China.

It's also reported that forward Stokes - who has played only twice this term - is wanted by Barnsley, as well as Scottish sides Inverness and Hibernian.

Inverness boss John Hughes got the best out of Stokes at both Falkirk and Hibernian, whilst Hibs are believed to be interested in offering him a return to Easter Road - and Celtic fans would no doubt love to see the back of two players who are often criticised at Celtic Park.

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