Alfie Doughty

Alfie Doughty

Following Boli Bolingoli’s departure for Istanbul Basaksehir on loan, with an option to buy at the end of the season, Celtic’s attempts to sign a new left-back will likely be stepped up.

Doughty appears to be the favourite with the Hoops having already had one bid rejected by Charlton for the player. A second offer, which is reportedly worth £400,000 plus add-ons, has been prepared, but it remains to be seen whether the Addicks will accept the proposal. The player is out of contract in the summer so the Scottish champions could still sign him on a pre-contract agreement in January, but they would be keen to have a backup for Greg Taylor this campaign.