CELTIC are poised to pull the plug on the proposed £3million move for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull.

The champions have warned the 19-year-old prospect he must make his mind up about a switch or the club will look elsewhere.

The Hoops agreed the fee with the Fir Park outfit in midweek, but Turnbull has stalled on personal terms.

Scotland’s Young Player of the Year was set to for contractual discussions in a deal that will bring in the Lanarkshire outfit an extra £250,000 in potential add-ons.

However, talks failed to progress and Celtic issued a statement yesterday telling Turnbull he must make a quick decision on his future.

It read: “Celtic FC was pleased to agree a record-breaking fee with Motherwell FC for David Turnbull and we have quickly followed this up with a fantastic offer to the player through his agent.

“Currently, we have been unable to come to an agreement with the player’s agent.

“Celtic FC is content that it has made a magnificent offer and it is now up to the agent and player to decide if the player wants to join Celtic.

“If not, we move on.”

Turnbull’s representatives were not available to comment.

It is believed Well have already rejected previous £2million offers from the Parkhead side Barnsley for the highly-rated teenager, who is contracted to the club until 2022.

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