Celtic are closing in on a surprise swoop for Everton, Wolves and West Ham target James McFadden according to the Scottish Daily Record.
The 28-year-old striker is a free agent following his release from Birmingham City in the summer, after the club chose not to renew his contract following a cruciate ligament injury last season.
But after completing his rehabilitation, the Scotsman is now considering offers from a number of clubs including his former employers Everton.
Toffees boss David Moyes is a known admier of McFadden, and with limited funds at his disposal, a Bosman free move represents an attractive proposition for the Goodison Park club.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has also been credited with an interest in the player as he looks to further strengthen his Upton Park squad, in a bid to return West Ham to the Barclays Premier League at the first attempt.
However, Record Sport has revealed that McFadden and his representatives have held talks with Parkhead powerbrokers in the past 48 hours, over a potential move to Celtic.
Bhoys boss Neil Lennon is desperate to bolster his attacking ranks at Celtic Park in an attempt to claw back the ten point advantage that Old Firm rivals Rangers currently have at the top of the SPL table.
As West Ham, Everton and Wolves are left to sweat on McFadden's decision, there is a growing belief in the Celtic ranks that the player will turn his back on England, in favour of a return to his homeland with the club he supported as a boy.
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