Goalkeeper Craig Gordon has rejected one of the teams pursuing his signature this summer, The Scottish Sun reports.
The paper says that he won’t be moving to Premiership side St Mirren ahead of the new season.
However, Celtic and Hearts are both still keen on signing him with the Tynecastle outfit tabling a two-year contract for the veteran to consider.
Gordon has already rejected a new Hoops deal on reduced terms and is a free agent right now, not even training with the Celtic squad at Lennoxtown.
The goalkeeper is still waiting on the club returning with a new, improved offer but that has not emerged yet and The Scottish Sun believe Celtic may be waiting to see how the situation with Fraser Forster pans out.
Lennon described the shot-stopper as ‘absolute quality’ on Friday, telling The Scotsman: “There’s no movement with Craig yet but talks are ongoing.
“The door is always open. I’d like to keep him, he’s a top professional and he handled himself really well last season.
“Craig is absolute quality and we don’t know what will happen with Fraser as well. We’ll hopefully know more over the next few weeks.”
With Scott Bain also at the club, Celtic aren’t lacking for viable options between the sticks which you’d think would favour our side of negotiations.
Gordon may be waiting a while for us returning to him with improved terms.
Still, Lennon is clearly a fan and Gordon has not yet committed elsewhere so there it’d be silly to rule out us resolving any issues and preventing his exit.
He may be 37 these days but he’s been an excellent performer at Celtic over the years and would be a welcome part of the squad as we push for ten-in-a-row, with or without number one Forster.