Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kenny Miller was last night close to securing his much-touted summer move to Celtic.
But, despite Miller making a flying visit to Glasgow to talk over personal terms at Parkhead on his planned free transfer, Wolves remain insistent the Scottish international striker will stop on at Molineux and see out his contract.
Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey was unconcerned at Miller spending his day off in Glasgow, claiming: "It is quite legitimate for any player who has six months
remaining on his contract, like Kenny, to speak to any other club outside of the country in which he is currently playing. Those are the rules."
There remains the threat that Celtic might offer a small fee to also take Miller on loan for the rest of the now. But Moxey said: "As far as we are concerned, nothing has changed.
"For the past nine months, we've tried hard to persuade Kenny to sign a new contract but he has consistently said he wants to wait until his current deal runs out before deciding what to do.
"We are aware Celtic are interested but, at present, we have no reason to think Kenny will not remain at Wolves for the remainder of this season. To date, we have received just the one bid for him, from Sheffield United, but he was not interested in going to Bramall Lane."
Miller, who started his career with Hibernian, had been a target for Edinburgh rivals Hearts, and had also been linked with a return to Rangers.
But he now looks set to follow in the footsteps of Alfie Conn and Mo Johnston on the short list of players who have represented both Rangers and Celtic. ..SUPL: