According to the Daily Record, Celtic’s £200,000 opening bid for Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson has been rejected, with both club’s differences in valuation of the 29-year-old and the time of the deal playing major roles.
The Hoops will be without first choice Craig Gordon for the next 12 weeks following the knee injury he picked up against Hibernian at the weekend.
While manager Brendan Rodgers wants to give backup goalie Dorus de Vries a chance, he reckons there is a need for another option with 3rd choice Conor Hazard currently away on loan.
Carson, 29, impressed his fellow Northern Irishman when both teams played each other thrice within a space of a week earlier in the campaign.
Celtic are expected to return with an improved offer on Tuesday, and there is still a chance both sides come to an agreement.
The former Sunderland goalie will fancy a Parkhead move in order to boost his chances of finally earning a senior national team cap going forward, and this winter could be his last chance.
‘Well have 21-year-old Russell Griffiths, who has made 5 league appearances, as a quality backup and could be tempted to let Carson leave for a substantial fee.