VAKOUN BAYO is the target of a shock loan bid from French outfit Toulouse.

The £2million striker will be allowed to leave Celtic before the end of the October 5 transfer window and the newly-relegated Ligue 1 side are prepared to take him for the full campaign.

Neil Lennon has also been reassured they will pay £500,000 to make the switch permanent – if the Ivorian hitman impresses as they attempt to fight their way back at the first attempt, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Bayo, who is currently out with a hamstring injury, has struggled to make an impact since signing from Slovakian side Dunajská Streda in January of last year.

He has scored only four goals in 16 appearances and has struggled to get into Lennon’s first-team plans. His two goals last season came against Championship side Patrick Thistle in the 5-0 Betfred League Cup-tie in September and the 3-0 victory over third-tier Clyde in the Scottish Cup in February.

St Mirren are also interested in taking him to Paisley for the full term, as CQN reported, but the prospect of recouping some of the cash spent on the player is likely to appeal to the Hoops hierarchy.

One player who will NOT be arriving at Parkhead is Hadjuk Split defender David Colina.

Reports in Croatia yesterday claimed th champions had made an opening verbal offer of £2.7million for the left-back, but these have since been rubbished.

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