Griffiths

Celtic have had a bid for Scotland international Leigh Griffiths turned down by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Neil Lennon yesterday confirmed his intention to add to his squad after watching his team beat Hibs 4-0 at Easter Road, but he refused to confirm the identity of the player concerned.

Earlier today, Wolves’ manager Kenny Jacket said: “We’ve had a bid from Celtic which has been formalised but the club have turned it down. We do understand every player has their price but we are not desperate to sell players here.

“Leigh has gone public to say he is interested in the Celtic situation as most Scottish lads would be when a club of that size come in, but the deal would have to be right for us and we will have to see how it goes. If not Leigh is still part of our squad and is with us for Oldham tomorrow and Bradford on Saturday.”

Edinburgh born Griffiths started his career at Livingston, scoring 24 goals in 52 appearances before moving to Dundee, where he scored 29 goals in 56 games.

He was signed by Wolves in 2011 but then went out on two long periods on loan at Hibs where he became a fans’ favourite, scoring 39 goals in 78 appearances across two seasons.

He has scored 13 goals for the Molineux club this season.

The Wolves manager indicated that he expected further dialogue with Celtic.

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