Celtic’s need for centre-back reinforcement at the end of last season saw Neil Lennon’s side linked with a plethora of differing names from across the continent.
One such player was Omar Colley. Whilst Neil Lennon publicly claimed he was ‘not aware’ of any interest in the defensive option Calciomercato in Italy were absolutely certain that the Bhoys had shown an interest in the Genoa-based colossus.
A £9 million price-tag was mentioned and a later report from SampNews24 claimed that Celtic had a bid rejected for the player but could return should they raise funds from the sale of Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer.
In the end, Celtic signed Shane Duffy from Brighton to solve their defensive troubles, a deal which has seen mixed success.
The trail for Celtic to make a move for Colley is now fairly cold. In fact, it is freezing. But any hope Celtic fans had left of a move for the player dissipated this week as the 28-year-old signed a new deal with the Serie A side.
Colley is now tied down until 2025 after Premier League sides began to show an interest in the player.
Whilst there was no hint that Celtic were set to reignite any interest in Colley it now seems clear any attempt would fail with the Gambian happy in Italy.