Huddersfield Town and Hearts are still interested in signing Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon despite being rebuffed by the Scottish champions in January, The Daily Record report.
The paper say that Terriers boss Danny Cowley has the player on his radar to replace loan goalkeepers Kamil Grabara and Jonas Lossl at the end of the season.
Hearts meanwhile are still credited with interest after trying to sign him on loan last month.
Gordon is out of contract at Celtic Park at the end of the season meaning anyone can sign him up to a pre-contract right now, although he will likely be focused on being available in the event Fraser Forster has to drop out of Neil Lennon’s side.
It seems increasingly likely that this is the Scotland international’s last season and it actually makes sense from all sides.
No longer directly contributing
Gordon may still be a valued member of the squad, otherwise the club would have let him leave last month.
However, the fact is he is no longer actively contributing to Celtic matches means the resources spent on the player could be better used elsewhere.
The Scottish Sun reported last month that he earns £20,000-a-week at the club, which is not an insignificant amount in the Scottish Premiership.
That could be the difference between us signing a quality player and not, given the club’s stance on not overextending itself financially.
It’s a figure that could even be put towards any deal that allows us to sign Fraser Forster on a permanent basis from Southampton.
Gordon has been a fine player at Celtic Park and has helped us win a glut of trophies, including showing excellent form during our ‘Invincibles’ season, but this summer feels like a natural ending point in his relationship with the club.
It would also allow him to find regular first-team football again.