Jason Denayer has knocked back a return to Celtic, according to a Turkish website.
The Belgian defender is desperately trying to sort out his future as the English transfer window closes later today – much earlier than the usual August 31st.
That’s been brought forward in an effort to limit disruption to teams to before the start of the English Premier League season this weekend.
But so far Denayer hasn’t sorted out who he will be playing for this season, still with parent club Manchester City.
He’s been linked with another loan spell at Galatasaray throughout this summer, while Celtic have emerged as another interested party in the defender.
Denayer spent a year in Glasgow back in the 2014/15 season, playing 44 times to help Celtic win two trophies and scoop the PFA Young Player of the Year.
But with Celtic again reportedly interested in him, it looks like he’s knocked back a return to the Hoops.
That’s according to Turkish website aksam.com.tr, who say Denayer still wants his move to Galatasaray.
They claim to have quotes from Denayer, saying he will go on loan and would prefer that to be to the Turkish giants he’s already had two loan spells with.
So that is another setback for Celtic after losing John McGinn to Aston Villa last night.