CELTIC have asked Charlton Athletic to name their price for Alfie Doughty amid takeover turmoil at the League One side.
Hoops’ head of football operations Nick Hammond has scouted the 20-year-old left-sided midfielder and watched him in action again during his side’s 3-1 win over Swindon Town at the weekend.
Doughty is going into the final 10 months of his contract and could move in a cross-border deal for a knockdown price next summer in the same manner as Moussa Dembeles’s switch from Fulham in June 2016.
The nine-in-a-row champions would prefer to do a deal immediately, but they are waiting for clarity from the Charlton end, according to a report in the Daily Record.
The side, who were relegated from the Championship last season, are in the midst of uncertainty due to on-going takeover and ownership discussions.
Doughty, who is rated in the £750,000 region and was a regular in the second tier in the previous campaign, has seen the proposed move stall with the club caught up in their off-the-field situation.
Neil Lennon wants to get the transfer settled before the October 5 deadline, but the Parkhead boss will have to be patient while the English team sort their future.
Luton Town are also showing an interest, but it is believed the skilful youngster would prefer a move to Scotland.