Latest twist as bid expected for Celtic midfielder

SCOTT ALLAN looks like getting his move to Hibs in this window after all, according to a report in the Edinburgh Evening News.

With Hibs in crisis due to the Neil Lennon row, it was believed that the Easter Road club would have to wait until the summer to bring in the Celtic midfielder who they have already signed on a pre-contract agreement for next season.

Allan returned to Celtic after a successful loan spell at Hibs, his last game was in that astonishing 5-5 draw with the Rangers on the last day of the season. However he has failed to kick a ball for Brendan Rodgers’ side this season and is clearly surplus to requirements.

Celtic have been looking to extract a transfer fee of around £225,000 for the player to allow him to move in this window and to be fair to the 27 year old, it would be sensible if this could be arranged.

Allan’s heart must have sank when news emerged of the Hibs manager’s suspension late in Friday evening but it looks like he’ll be leaving Celtic this week rather than at the end of May and will be back playing football.

Hibs are also looking at bringing in Reading striker Marc McNulty as they plan for life after Lennon.

Brendan Rodgers gave his views on the former Celtic manager yesterday, saying that he’s walk into another job if he leave Hibs – see HERE.

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