Danish youngster Morten Nielsen is ready to quit Chelsea and join Celtic, according to his father and agent.
Nielsen, 18, who visited the Hoops’ Lennoxtown training complex last week, has six months of his Stamford Bridge contract remaining.
Father Benny claims his son has been offered a three-year extension by the English club but is set to reject the new deal in order to join the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions in the summer.
He told the Scottish Sun: “Morten’s first choice is Celtic. The people were nice to him and the stadium is beautiful.
“I was with Morten last week at Celtic. We had talks and we hope to have more this week. Other clubs are interested in Morten, but he has told me he wants to sign for Celtic.
“Chelsea have offered a three-year contract, but he doesn’t want to sign it. Young players never get into the first team there and he wants to take the next step and train and play with a first team.
“His Chelsea contract is over on July 1 and, hopefully, we can speak more with Celtic.”