Celtic bid to loan PSG defender Mitchel Bakker knocked back - but door remains open

Neil Lennon keen to bring Dutch youth international to Parkhead

PSG defender Mitchel Bakker is a target for Celtic. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Celtic have had a loan bid for Paris Saint Germain left back Mitchel Bakker knocked back by the Champions League finalists.

However, the French giants have not completely closed the door on the possibility of doing a deal with the Parkhead side, according to reports.

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Bakker, a Dutch youth international, came through the youth system at Ajax before joining PSG on a four-year contract in 2019. The 20-year-old made one appearance in Ligue 1 last season and also featured in the 1-0 win over St. Etienne in the Coupe de France final on 24 July.

He also played in the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue final a week later, completing the entire match as PSG won 6-5 on penalties against Lyon.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is in the market for a left back with the departure of Jonny Hayes to Aberdeen and Boli Bolingoli's breach of coronavirus protocol leaving Greg Taylor as the club's only natural choice for the position.

Reports suggest Celtic have also made contact with Sampdoria for defender Omar Colley and Philadelphia Union regarding USA international Mark McKenzie.