Sydney van Hooijdonk won’t be joining Celtic this summer after being told by Bologna that they will be rejecting all advances for him.

Son of 1990s Celtic icon Pierre, Van Hooijdonk was said to be a player considered by the Bhoys during the transfer window as Brendan Rodgers looks to add to his attacking options.

However, Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has now reported that the Serie A side are not interested in letting him go despite a number of enquiries over the last couple of months.

Alongside Celtic, Crystal Palace, Brentford and Wolfsburg are all said to have been keen on his talents after a starring role out on loan at Heerenveen last season.

The 23-year-old netted 19 goals in all competitions last term and is starting to realise his potential as a potent centre-forward, just like his father.

There would be romance in a move for the young Dutchman given his lineage, but it seems he’ll be used as a squad option in Italy this term, which is no harsh assignment.

It’ll be worth keeping an eye on his progress. If the Bhoys are interested now, that is likely to be maintained into future transfer windows.

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Celtic’s quest for a striker will continue. Mathias Kvistgaarden has been the main link in recent weeks but nothing has been confirmed on that front.

Unless something exciting happens in the next few hours, Celtic will be moving forward with Kyogo Furuhashi, Hyeongyu Oh and Daizen Maeda as the main central striking options.

There’s also been a suggestion that Brendan Rodgers fancies switching Rocco Vata’s position as a winger to a striker, potentially providing further depth.

In other news, Celtic knocked back £7m bid for Liel Abada before contract announcement.