Celtic’s move for David Turnbull has hit the buffers after the club was unable to reach an agreement with the player’s agent.
A fee had been agreed with Motherwell to secure the youngster’s services, understood to be worth around £3m with add-ons.
But it was revealed today that the player’s representatives had turned down the Hoops’ offer.
A Celtic statement said: “Celtic FC was pleased to agree a record-breaking fee with Motherwell FC for David Turnbull and we have quickly followed this up with a fantastic offer to the player through his agent.
“Currently, we have been unable to come to an agreement with the player’s agent.
“Celtic FC is content that it has made a magnificent offer and it is now up to the agent and player to decide if the player wants to join Celtic. If not, we move on.”
It has been reported that Turnbull’s agents have been touting the 19-year-old to clubs down south.
The player is currently on holiday.
Motherwell announced earlier this week that they had accepted a bid, saying that the amount of money involved would be ‘transformational’ for the club.