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TURK IT OR LEAVE IT, BOLI

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BOLI BOLINGOLI is the target for two Turkish top-flight clubs as the bungling Belgian heads for the Celtic exit.

The £3million left-back, who arrived from Vienna Rapid last summer as Neil Lennon searched for a replacement for Arsenal-bound Kieran Tierney, is on the way out after his secret trip to high-risk Spain last month and subsequent ignoring of the government’s quarantine rules on his return.

The Turkish Super Lig double-act of Alanyaspor and Basaksehir are said to be keen on taking the player, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

Bolingoli has already been linked with France’s Amiens and the Italians of Roma, but it now looks more likely his immediate future will lie elsewhere.

The Hoops will be eager to recoup some of the fee they paid the Austrian club just over a year ago, but they may have to accept an initial loan switch with an option to buy to remove him from Parkhead.

Boss Lennon is now looking for a new back-up for Scotland international Greg Taylor, but knows he will need someone with more experience than 20-year-old Charlton left-sided performer Alfie Doughty who is on his radar. An initial £350,000 bid for the player was knocked back last week by the League One outfit.

The champions have also been monitoring Queens Park Rangers winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, who, like Doughty, is out of contract next June.

 
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