CELTIC are preparing to cut their losses as Olivier Ntcham edges towards the Parkhead exit.

The French midfielder, who still has a year to run on his contract, clearly has no future in new boss Ange Postecoglou’s revamp and WILL be allowed to move on.

However, the Hoops have no intention of allowing the 25-year-old flop to leave for nothing and are negotiating with his representatives before they sanction his farewell, according to a report in the Daily Record.

DOWN AND OUT…it’s all over for Olivier Ntcham at Celtic.

Greek giants AEK Athens are confident they will land the former French Under-21 international on a free transfer when the window reopens in nine days’ time.

Twenty-five-year-old Ntcham, who cost £4.5million when Brendan Rodgers signed him from Manchester City in June 2017, had a disastrous loan spell at Marseille after joining his homeland club in January. It was seen as the perfect departure for the player who had failed to feature too often in Neil Lennon’s top-team plans in the first half of a crucial campaign.

The powerhouse, who was linked to a £10million move to Porto two summers ago, was returned at the end of the season and has been involved in the process of finding a new club with a fresh term on the horizon.

Celtic do not need a distraction over Ntcham in a summer of upheaval and a deal will be sealed as swiftly as possible.

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