Celtic miss out on 'shortlisted' defensive transfer target
The Croatian was allowed to leave Leicester City on loan and had his former club on high alert as they sought defensive cover with Christopher Jullien out of action for three months.
Speaking over the weekend he said: "Filip is one who we are very well aware of and have spoken about. We know what he is capable of, and he's a guy who has been here and knows what it's about.
"So he is certainly on a shortlist of options to strengthen the centre-back position."
However Celtic will now need to turn to the alternatives on their list as Benkovic has moved to Belgian Pro League side OH Leuven for the remainder of the campaign.