NEIL LENNON has confirmed Celtic are in talks with Steven Fletcher, as CQN reported.

The 33-year–old Scotland international striker is a free agent after quitting Sheffield Wednesday when his contract expired.

Lennon has made his move for the former Hibs forward and the champions have offered a one-year deal with a 12-month option.

Discussions are ongoing, but Champions outfit Stoke City have also noted the player’s availability and are prepared to launch a bid to keep the ex-Burnley, Wolves and Sunderland star in the south.

Lennon, though, has warned he has other frontmen in mind as he attempts to strengthen his attacking options for the tilt at 10 in a row.

The Irishman, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “We’re in talks with his (Fletcher) representatives, but nothing’s confirmed one way or another.

“We’re linked with a few, so it’s obviously an area we want to add in. We’re spinning a few plates so if we can get a quality one in it’ll help us.

“We’ve got good strikers in the building already, but it’d be really good to add another one, just for squad depth and competition.”

Lennon saw a £5milllion bid for Peterborough’s 24-goal man Ivan Toney knocked back by the English League One club last week and also made a move for West Ham’s Swiss international Albian Ajeti who has asked for time to consider his options.

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