Report: Two French clubs waiting to see if Celtic sign Edouard

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Celtic are reportedly expected to complete the signing of Odsonne Edouard.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Sky Sports have claimed on their Transfer Centre on Thursday (13:23pm) that French clubs Lyon and Rennes are waiting in the wings if Celtic fail to complete the permanent signing of Edouard.

Edouard, 20, joined the Hoops on a season-long loan last summer from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, and has since starred despite playing a bit-part role due to competition from Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

The France youth international scored 11 goals in 29 league and cup appearances, including a hat-trick over Motherwell and a brace against Rangers in the 5-0 win in April.

Now, the report claims Celtic are looking to smash their transfer record in order to capture Edouard for £9million this summer, with the current record standing at £6million for John Hartson and Chris Sutton.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic is challenged by Ross McCrorie of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

It is believed that Edouard's representatives are travelling from Paris to London this lunchtime in order to complete a move to Celtic. But if a move falls through, Edouard has plenty of other suitors lined up.

Ligue 1 giants Lyon and Rennes are next in line to land the striker, and though Celtic have first option to sign the striker, if a move falls through then Edouard could return to his home country.

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