Celtic lead chase for Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes

Celtic are once again favourites to sign Jonny Hayes after Cardiff City withdrew their bid for the Aberdeen winger, according to Sky Sports.

Jonny Hayes scored against Celtic in the Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS

It was reported earlier this week that Aberdeen had asked their Ladbrokes Premiership rivals to up their offer after Cardiff matched the £1.2million valuation.

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However, the English Championship side have now performed a U-turn, withdrawing the offer and leaving Celtic as the leading bidders.

Aberdeen are seeking to take Ryan Christie on loan for the season as part of the deal.

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