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