Could a player left out by Newcastle United suddenly emerge as a target for Celtic?

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon  reacts during the Betfred League Cup match between Celtic and Dunfermline Athletic at Celtic Park on August 17, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Neil Lennon is expected to add to his Celtic squad ahead of next month's deadline.

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon  reacts during the Betfred League Cup match between Celtic and Dunfermline Athletic at Celtic Park on August 17, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A new left-back could be in Celtic's sights as we approach the final 11 days of the Scottish transfer window.

Another one, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, has already arrived at Celtic this summer.

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But with Kieran Tierney having joined Emilio Izaguirre and Daniel Church in heading out of Celtic Park, further reinforcements may be required - especially with Bolingoli-Mbombo recently omitted by the Bhoys boss Neil Lennon.

The Kilmarnock left-back, Greg Taylor, has been strongly linked with a move to Glasgow, but his club insist that he'll be staying put - although that was before they signed another player in his position, Niko Hamalainen.

If there's nothing doing with Taylor, then Celtic eyes could be diverted elsewhere.

 

But is it possible they'll settle instead on Newcastle United?

Steve Bruce's side have been forced to leave five senior players out of their 25-man Premier League squad and one of those just so happens to play in Celtic's threadbare position - in which the youngster Calvin Miller is the only other specialist option for Lennon.

According to The Chronicle, that man, Achraf Lazaar, is working on a return to Italy ahead of the deadline.

Rolando Aarons (L) and Achraf Lazaar (R) jostle for the ball during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on July 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Lazaar, though - who Transfermarkt reports cost Newcastle £2.6 million from Palermo three years ago - spent the second half of last season on loan to Sheffield Wednesday, where he made a positive impression despite being fit for just a handful of games.

And the chance to remain on these shores with Celtic, who can still offer European football this season (albeit not of the Champions League variety), may appeal to the Moroccan.

He could be worth a phonecall if neither the Bhoys nor Lazaar can finalise moves soon.

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