TIMOTHY CASTAGNE was linked with Celtic heavily in the January transfer window. The right-back was in high demand but opted to stay in Italy until at least the end of the season.

The Belgium defender has been tearing it up in Serie A during the second half of the season, showing exactly why the Celtic scouts and Brendan Rodgers were so keen on him.

With Castagne unwilling to move in January, Celtic brought in Jeremy Toljan on loan from Dortmund for the rest of the season. With the deal just being six months long, many fans believed the bhoys would go back in for Timothy in the summer but if that is to be the case, there are more suitors than ever for the player.

According to InsideFutbol, the defender is now attracting attention from Italian giants AC Milan who are plotting a move to take Timothy from Atalanta this summer.

If this is the case, this would be a massive blow for Celtic’s hope of landing the player. Castagne has spoken about wanting to play European football and that’s attainable with Milan and his current club as they both sit on 52 points in Serie A.

Castagne could get his Euro wish with either club next season at this point. Unless Celtic can get into the Champions League, it could be another one that got away. The fee would also be a sticking point with Atalanta keen to get a profit for their €6million man if he was to go.


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