Genk ta­ble five-year con­tract to keep wanted man Vossen

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

CELTIC tar­get Jelle Vossen is to be of­fered a new five-year con­tract by Genk as the Bel­gian club launch a last-ditch bid to try to keep him.

Vossen is ex­pected to snub the new deal and push for a move hav­ing al­ready spo­ken of his ad­mi­ra­tion for Celtic. He is due to thrash out his fu­ture with Genk of­fi­cials next week.

The 26-year-old was on loan at Mid­dles­brough last sea­son – scor­ing nine goals and play­ing in their Cham­pi­onship play-off fi­nal de­feat to Nor­wich City – and they had been con­sid­er­ing a per­ma­nent deal.

But they have cooled their in­ter­est af­ter let­ting their op­tion to sign Vossen for £2.4m lapse as they now move on to their other tar­gets.

Celtic still won’t have it all their own way, though. Sheffield Wed­nes­day are on his trail while Club Brugge are bid­ding to sign him as well.

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