West Ham United have told Celtic that Robert Snodgrass will not be available on loan unless the Hoops are willing to pay a significant loan fee, according to a report from Sky Sports.
The Bhoys have already signed one West Ham player this summer. Albian Ajeti arrived to bolster their striker ranks earlier in the window.
And Neil Lennon is hoping that a former teammate could yet follow him. Sky Sports reported over the weekend that Celtic had made a loan bid for Snodgrass on Saturday.
The 33-year-old has not yet played for the Hammers in the Premier League this term. So many may have expected a bid to be given the green light.
However, Sky Sports has now suggested that the Irons have informed Celtic that they want a large loan fee or a deal is off.
It remains to be seen if the Scottish Premiership champions are willing to meet the Hammers’ demands.
Snodgrass – who earns £40,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – would arguably be a fantastic signing for Celtic. He has shown in the Carabao Cup this term that he still has plenty to contribute.
And should he stay at the London Stadium, it would be no surprise if he made an impact in the top flight for David Moyes’s men at some stage this season.