The Scottish Sun reported in April that Eddie Howe wanted to sign Everton striker Joshua King on a free transfer for Celtic.
The 29-year-old striker joined Everton on a short-term contract in the January transfer window after leaving Bournemouth.
Howe, then in talks with Celtic, wanted to sign the Norway international striker as a replacement for the in-demand Odsonne Edouard.
The Englishman worked with King at Bournemouth, and there was no surprise that he wanted to bring him to Celtic Park.
However, Howe will not become the new Celtic manager, and it remains to be seen if the Glasgow giants’ recruitment team still want to King.
If Celtic are still keen on King, then the Hoops will be interested to know that the former Manchester United prospect is now a free agent.
Everton have announced on their official website today that King will leave the club at the end of the month when his current contract runs out.
During his time at the Toffees this season, the Norwegian striker made 11 substitute appearances in the Premier League and did not score even once.