Brondby forward Mathias Kvistgaarden has been speaking about his recent links to Celtic.

The Hoops bid around £4m for Kvistgaarden in the closing stages of the summer window only for the Superliga side to reject it.

The transfer didn’t come off in the final days with Celtic instead plowing on with Kyogo Furuhashi and Hyeongyu Oh as our main striking options.

But the interest in the Denmark youth international was real, and he’s been speaking about it in the media.

“There is no doubt that Celtic are, of course, a huge club,” the 21-year-old said. (Football Scotland)

“But I left the transfer side of it up to other people than myself. I was only concentrating on showing up for training every day, being on time and doing my things here at the club.

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“So I let others do the negotiations and deal with everything else. I honestly don’t know what happened. I am still here and I am now only concentrating on helping Brondby do as well as they can.”

Whether we re-enter the market for Kvistgaarden in the summer time will only tell. It’s certainly a name that we could hear in the coming months, especially if he keeps up his scoring form.

Many may have expected to hear about Daniel Podence in the winter too, with his contract at Wolves approaching its expiry date.

However, the Podence door has closed for good now after some Monday developments. The attacker has moved out on loan to Olympiacos and also signed a new two-year deal with an option of a third at Wolves.

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As explained by the Premier League club, Podence was allowed to go out and play football but only if he first signed a contract extension.

“He can either come back after the season or we’ll be negotiating next summer with a player with a longer contract,” said sporting director Matt Hobbs. (Wolves)

Regardless of what way things go with Podence, the chances of him coming to Celtic now seem non existent.

We were already potentially talking a record transfer bid to land him, and that was with his contract having less than a year to run. With two or more years left it won’t be a deal Celtic can do.

Anyway, we’ve got Luis Palma to enjoy.

In other news, Scott Brown has been sacked as Fleetwood Town manager just a few weeks into the new season

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