DAVID MARSHALL, who has been linked with Celtic, has reportedly been offered a quick route out of cash-hit Wigan.

The 35-year-old Scotland international keeper is heading for the exit after the Championship side plunged into administration during the week.

Another English second-tier club are said to be interested in offering a deal to the ex-Celt, according to The Herald.

The name of the team has not been disclosed, but it could be Stoke City who are bracing themselves for moves for nine times-capped England international Jack Butland in the summer. The 27-year-old shotstopper still has one year to run at the Potteries, but speculation continues as to where he will be next season.

Marshall, who left Parkhead in 2007 after losing his first-team place to Artur Boruc, is one the wanted list of Neil Lennon, a former Hoops team-mate, as he attempts to strengthen the No.1 position, as CQN reported.

There have already been talks with ex-England netminder Joe Hart, who is a free agent after his contract expired at Burnley.

There is still confusion over the Fraser Forster situation while the Hoops gaffer pushes ahead to bring in reliable campaigners with only Scott Bain on his books as a last line of defence with first-team experience.

Craig Gordon has, of course, opted to join ex-club Hearts on a two-year deal.

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