According to reports in France, Nice has been ‘working overtime’ to sign Patrick Roberts on-loan and get him in before tonight’s 11pm deadline for registering players for Europe.
The Celtic target has played some of Manchester City’s pre-season but has now been told he will not feature in the squad this season.
City put the word out that the player would be available and Nice jumped at the chance to bring the player in.
There’s no word if Celtic were offered the player again, you would have to think not as Brendan Rodgers was keen to get the player back to Celtic Park.
Could the club’s pursuit of the invincible midfielder about to come to an unsatisfying end?
I can hear a collective sigh from the Celtic fans and a little bit of hope that no deal is done YET and there might not be as Nice has just announced the signing of winger Wesley Sneijder.