Brighton are yet to make an offer or an enquiry for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to The Athletic’s Andy Naylor.
The Lowdown: Edouard rumours
Edouard, who is now into the final 12 months of his contract, has been linked with a move to the Amex in recent weeks after a reunion with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City fell through earlier in the window.
Reports on Wednesday went as far as saying the Seagulls made an £18.5m bid for the 23-year-old, which could rise over £20m in the future.
However, according to Naylor, Graham Potter’s side haven’t approached the Hoops for Edouard, let alone tabled a big-money bid.
The Latest: Naylor clears things up
Naylor, The Athletic’s correspondent for all things Brighton, took to Twitter on Friday lunchtime to share what he knows about Edouard.
He said this, ending his post with a bullish eight-word update.
“Had parked this to avoid repeating myself but, since so many people keep on asking/reporting. Here’s how things stand at the moment with Brighton and Edouard. Not made an offer, not even an inquiry.”
Will Celtic receive £20m for Edouard?
The Verdict: Hoops need to find a buyer
With Edouard’s Parkhead future continuing to drag on, the Hoops appear to be in a tricky situation.
The Frenchman is still reportedly looking to leave Glasgow during the current window, so the Hoops need to find a buyer.
If they don’t, they’ll be left with a player who doesn’t want to be there and to add insult to injury, could then lose him for nothing the following summer, should he agree on a pre-contract agreement with a new club in January.
It’s not ideal that his future is still up in the air on the same weekend of the new domestic season, so Celtic CEO Dom McKay needs to act fast when it comes to Edouard.
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