CELTIC chief scout Nicky Hammond watched David Turnbull in Motherwell’s closed-doors warm-up against Kilmarnock last week.

The Scotland Under-21 midfielder saw a £3.2million switch to the champions collapse last summer after a medical examination detected a knee problem.

The deal was forced to be ditched as the 21-year-old went under the knife and he made his comeback for the Fir Park outfit in February before football went into cold storage the following month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, though, it looks as though the Hoops could reignite their interest with top talent spotter Hammond watching the Fir Park encounter on Friday, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Turnbull played for a full hour in the match before being substituted by Chris Long as his side eventually lost 3-2 to the Rugby Park men.

Neil Lennon remains an admirer of the youngster who agreed a new deal with the Lanarkshire side last season.

Turnbull knocked back an offer from Norwich City, who had just returned to England’s top flight last season, to agree a deal with the Hoops.

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