Celtic line up £4.5m prolific international striker in deal involving Arsenal, Chelsea, £56m ace and Odsonne Edouard

The Parkhead side could be making plans for life without Odsonne Edouard

Arsenal’s decision to not yet offer striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could have a knock-on effect for Celtic.

Parkhead ace Odsonne Edouard is seen as a potential replacement for the Gabon international.

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Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen to keep Aubameyang, who arrived for £56million from Borussia Dortmund. But may have to look elsewhere if he departs with Chelsea linked with a move.

Shon Weissman is a reported target for Celtic. Picture: SNSShon Weissman is a reported target for Celtic. Picture: SNS
Shon Weissman is a reported target for Celtic. Picture: SNS

Celtic will likely only sell the French striker for more than the £25million Arsenal shelled out last summer for Kieran Tierney.

The 22-year-old had hit 27 goals by the time the season went into shutdown, while he has an incredible record fro France U21s with 11 goals in six appearances.

Edouard was one of four nominated for the Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year.

A possible contingency plan for Celtic involves Israel striker Shon Weissman.

The Daily Telegraph report the 24-year-old is an option being considered by the Scottish Champions at a possible cost of £4.5million.

Weissman has had a hugely successful season with Austrian top-flight side Wolfsberger AC, netting 29 times in 30 games.

He has struck 22 times in 21 appearances in the Austrian Bundesliga and also shown his ability on the European stage with Europa League group stage goals against Roma and Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Weissman, who previously played for Maccabi Haifa in his homeland, has four caps for Israel.