According to Milan Live, Celtic would like to complete a permanent deal for AC Milan loanee Diego Laxalt, but are yet to reach an agreement.
The Bhoys swooped in October to take Laxalt on loan for the season, but no purchase clause was included in the deal.
That means Celtic now have to negotiate a deal with Milan, and whilst they have indicated that they do want a full-time move for the Uruguayan, a ‘definitive agreement’ isn’t in place yet.
The 28-year-old has played 13 Scottish Premiership games this season, bagging one goal whilst making another seven appearances in other competitions.
Laxalt has though been on the bench of late, with Greg Taylor given a chance to shine as Neil Lennon desperately seeks positive results.
It’s therefore somewhat surprising to read that Celtic are allegedly pushing for Laxalt permanently, but maybe Lennon sees real quality in him.
How much would Laxalt cost? Well, Milan paid €18million (£16million) for Laxalt in 2018, having been impressed with his performances for Genoa and at the 2018 World Cup.
He has really dipped since then though, meaning they are unlikely to bring in even half of that outlay, and Celtic may hope to grind them into a bargain deal.