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AJETI £5m MYSTERY

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CELTIC loan target Albian Ajeti is at the centre of a £5million mystery.

The Swiss international striker was reportedly in Glasgow for talks with boss Neil Lennon last night to seal his season-loan deal from West Ham.

However, other outlets insist the former Basel frontman is still in London as he continues to ponder his future.

Lennon has arranged with Hammers gaffer Davie Moyes to allow the player to spend the full campaign at the champions with a view to making the switch permanent at the agreed fee of £5million if he impresses during that spell.

Sky Sports reported Ajeti was preparing for a medical at Lennoxtown ahead of the protracted move which kicked off last month.

However, The Herald state the 23-year-old frontman is still across the border although Lennon has spoken with his representatives and is hopeful of getting the deal over the line.

Ajeti spent last week on holiday in Sardinia considering his future after being told by Moyes he wasn’t part of his plans for next season.

It is understood the international has concerns about limited game-time with Odsonne Edouard continuing to be the main man in the team’s frontline.

There is likely to be progress on the proposed temporary transfer within the next 48 hours.

The title kings are still being linked with Peterborough marksman Ivan Toney, who scored 24 goals last season, but are unwilling to meet the League One side’s £9million valuation for a player who cost £350,000 from Newcastle two years ago.

And the club have also held talks with Steven Fletcher – and could still snap up the Scotland international hitman – but discussions broke down with the 33-year-old wanting a longer commitment than offered at Parkhead.

The ex-Hibs man, a free agent after leaving Sheffield Wednesday at the end of his contract, is seeking a two-year deal while the Hoops hierarchy are willing to put a one-year contract on the table with a 12-month option.

 
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