REPORTED Celtic target Mat Ryan is unlikely to be offered a permanent contract by Arsenal.

The 29-year-old keeper, of course, is well-known to Ange Postecoglou and has been linked with a reunion with his former Australian international manager, as CQN reported.

Ryan spent the 2020/21 season on loan at the Emirates, but made only three first-team appearances as back-up to to German netminder Bernd Leno.

There were claims Mikel Arteta could follow up the temporary transfer with an offer to Brighton for the shotstopper who still has a year to run at the Amex outfit.

However, that now appears to be off the cards for Ryan, according to outlet reports, which would leave the door open to a move to Parkhead to solve a problem position for the Hoops during last season’s dire campaign.

Celtic failed to replace Fraser Forster, who returned to parent club Southampton in the summer, and three keepers were used during the course of the campaign – Vasilis Barkas, who flopped following his £4.5million arrival from AEK Athens, former Scotland international Scott Bain and Northern Ireland rookie Connor Hazard.

It’s improbable Ryan has a future at Albion after losing his first-team place to Robert Sanchez, who is in Spain’s Euros squad.

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