Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose has reportedly asked Celtic to release him from his contract so that he can move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce next season.
The South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner, who has 12 months left on his contract at the Parkhead, is believed to be one of the players to be shown the exit door at Celtic by the Scottish Premiership champions’ new manager Brendan Rodgers.
The former Liverpool boss has been told that he will have £15m to spend on new players to enable the side to qualify for the Champions League group stages.
And Rodgers is expected to raid his old Premier League club for defenders, with Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure, who set to depart Anfield, reportedly on his shortlist.
In fact, 31-year-old Slovakia’s Skrtel is believed to have informed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp of his plans to move on.
According to LIGABlat on Monday, Ambrose, who guided Celtic to a fifth successive league title this month, is interested in joining Fenerbahce in the summer.
The 27-year-old versatile Super Eagles player, who joined Celtic from Israeli Premier League club Ashdod in 2012, has reportedly asked the Scottish powerhouse to allow him move on. The Istanbul giants are said to have submitted a bid for Ambrose.
However, the deal is complicated by Cletic’s insistence on €3m for the player, with the Yellow Canaries not ready to pay more than €2m for Ambrose.
LIGABlat claims the defender, who represented Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, has appealed to his club to accept €2m from Fenerbahce, who will be playing in the Champions League next season.