CELTIC have been given the go-ahead in their £5million link to Slovan Bratislava striker Andraz Sporar, as CQN reported yesterday.

The eight-in-a-row champions had a scout at the club’s Europa League tie against Sporting Braga on Thursday night when he scored in his side’s 4-2 defeat.

The Slovenian international forward will be allowed to leave Slovan if their valuation of their hottest property is met.

Club chairman Ivan Kmotric has acknowledged the club will not stand in the player’s way and there has already been interest in the 25-year-old marksman from England, Spain, France, Germany and Italy as well as the Hoops.

Sporar has hit the headlines with his displays in Europe this season and also netted against Premier League Wolves and Turkish side Besiktas.

It is believed Neil Lennon’s interest in the player has already been registered with the hitman’s representatives.

The Hoops gaffer is seeking to strengthen the main attacking role in the team and needs quality back-up for Odsonne Edouard.

He was forced to utilise winger Lewis Morgan as a makeshift striker in recent games with the Frenchman absent through injury while Leigh Griffiths made his first start since August in the 2-0 loss to Cluj in Romania on Thursday.

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