Brighton have hit Celtic with a demand for £2million to secure defender Shane Duffy on a year-long loan.
As Sportsmail reported earlier this week the Parkhead side are locked in a battle with West Ham, West Brom and Burnley to sign the Republic of Ireland centre half.
And Neil Lennon is also keen on a move for Leeds United’s Scottish left-back Barry Douglas.
Duffy discussed a one year loan with Neil Lennon earlier this week. A boyhood Celtic fan, the 28-year-old is keen to make the move to Glasgow.
A deal hangs in the balance, however, after the English Premier League side asked for the hefty loan fee.
Under contract until 2023, Duffy made 19 appearances for Brighton in the English Premier League season, but has slipped behind Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster in Graham Potter’s pecking order. Dutch international Joel Veltman has also joined from Ajax
West Brom are willing to pay a transfer fee to secure his services on a permanent basis and remain favourites after talks, while West Ham boss David Moyes worked with Duffy at Everton.
Bad boy left-back Boli Bolingoli, meanwhile, is the target of a loan move from French side Amien.
The subject of disciplinary proceedings after flying to Spain for the day and failing to self isolate on his return, Celtic are desperate to offload the Belgian.
Sky Sports claim Amiens, relegated to Ligue Two after a legal battle, want to take the full-back on loan with an option to buy next summer for £2.3million.
Leeds left-back Douglas features on a list of potential left-back replacements. Entering the final year of his deal the 30-year-old earned promotion to the English Premier League at the end of last season, but is willing to listen to offers despite the possibility of a contract extension at Elland Road.
Aaron Hickey of Hearts is another option, but is already considering offers from Bayern Munich and Italian club Bologna.