CELTIC face a transfer tug-of-war with Everton in their pursuit of Libyan star Ahmad Benali.
The midfielder’s cash-strapped club, Serie B outfit Brescia, face a meeting with the Italian FA tomorrow.
They could be hit with a winding-up order which means the Hoops and the Merseyside outfit could land the 22-year-old for free.
Goodison gaffer Roberto Martinez is under pressure after his side went out of the FA Cup on Tuesday after a thrilling penalty-kick shoot-out against West Ham.
They have now gone seven games without a win and defensive midfielder Benali is on their radar.
Reports insist Celtic have already made an approach for the former Manchester City youth ace.
However, Martinez may now attempt to hi-jack the move.