Could Celtic miss out on Liam Moore due to Premier League competition?

Celtic's head coach Brendan Rodgers talks during a press conference in Brussels on September 26, 2017 on the eve of the Champions League group B) football match against RSC Anderlecht.

West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City are reported to be interested in Celtic target and Reading defender Liam Moore.

Liam Moore of Reading reacts to missing his sides fourth penalty during the penalty shoot out during the Sky Bet Championship play off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley...

According to a report in The Daily Record earlier this month, Celtic are interested in signing Liam Moore from Reading in the January transfer window.

Moore, who can operate as a central defender or as a right-back, is reportedly manager Brendan Rodgers’s number one January transfer target.

The 24-year-old former Leicester City defender is reportedly rated at £5 million and is one of the best players in the Championship in England.

Liam Moore of Reading tackles Kieran Dowell of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Nottingham Forest at Madejski Stadium on October 31, 2017 in...

However, Celtic could miss out on Moore, as three Premier League clubs are now claimed to have joined the race.

According to The Daily Mail, West Ham United, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion are interested in the former England Under-21 international.

Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (L) controls the ball under pressure from Reading's English defender Liam Moore (R) during the English FA Cup third round football match...

True, Celtic could offer Europa League football during the second half of the season and Champions League football in 2018-19, but playing in the Premier League could be very tempting.

West Ham, Stoke and West Brom all may be struggling for survival in the top flight of English football at the moment, but playing for these clubs would be viewed as more attractive than playing for the Hoops by Moore.

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