Report: Olivier Ntcham determined to leave Celtic this month with Porto interested

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers celebrates with fans the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Could Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic lose key midfielder Olivier Ntcham this month? Primeira Liga champions FC Porto are reportedly keen.

Olivier Ntcham of Celtic celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in...

A transfer saga that dogged Celtic in the final few weeks of the summer window has reared its head again in January.

According to the Scottish Sun, Porto have renewed their interest in the Hoops’ French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, with manager Sergio Conceicao understood to be a huge fan.


It is claimed that the Primeira Liga champions are willing to offer £14 million while sending centre-back Chancel Mbemba in the opposite direction.


And Portuguese publication O Jogo has shed further light on the situation, claiming that Ntcham is ‘determined to leave’ the Scottish Premiership leaders midway through his second season at Parkhead.

Whether Celtic are willing to let him go remains to be seen. The former Manchester City youngster, who joined for £4 million in the summer of 2017, has played 30 games in all competitions this season even if his form has left a lot to be desired.

Olivier Ntcham of Celtic is challenged by Marius Lundemo of Rosenborg BK (L) and Yann-Erik de Lanlay of Rosenborg BK (R) during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and...

O Jogo, however, points out that Porto will wait until the summer if Celtic block Ntcham from moving to the Dragao before the end of this month.

Porto could do with reinforcements in midfield though after Riechedly Bazour departed for Utrecht.

28th October 2018, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, semi final, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Olivier Ntcham of Celtic   gets his shot away past...

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