WESTERN MELBOURNE is set to find out within the next 24 hours if they have been granted one of the two new slots in the A-League for next season.

The bid to create a new club is being headed up by football agent and Celtic fan Lou Sticca and if he gets the green light to start building a team he already has made it clear he will try to land Celtic captain Scott Brown as his marquee signing.

Speaking last month Sticca said: “I’m not trying to steal Scott brown away from Celtic. All I’ve done is ask a question.

“Ultimately it’ll be up to Scott as to whether he wants to continue on at Celtic or look to pastures new.

“My position is very simple. I’m not trying to undermine Celtic – far from it – but if and when Scott decides to move on I want to ensure that Australia is at the forefront of his thinking.”

Scott is coming into the last six months of his contract and is yet to put pen to paper on an extension with the club.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers also said last month the player deserves time before signing any deal given his contributions to the club over 11 years.

Brown has found himself on the bench this month after returning from injury – with Callum McGregor playing so well the Celtic Captain has been unable to get back into the side.


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