Wolverhampton Wanderers’ efforts to sign Burnley striker Kyle Lafferty may have hit a snag after Glasgow Celtic entered the race for the Northern Ireland international.
Wolves were said to be competing with Celtic’s Glasgow rivals Rangers for the signature of the 20-year-old, who has indicated he is desperate to leave Turf Moor.
Wolves were believed to be leading the pack after tabling a bid of over £2 million cash plus striker Stephen Elliott. It was reported that Wolves’ bid had been accepted on Monday night, although Burnley have denied that suggestion.
However, reports in Scotland say Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has offered a similar cash plus player offer with Derek Riordan heading to Burnley in return and Clarets boss Owen Coyle is believed to favour Riordan.
The Clarets manager is a known admirer of the former Hibernian striker and had a bid in the region of £400,000 turned down during last season’s January transfer window.