Celtic are aiming to beat Liverpool to the signing of Galatasaray midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz next month, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp was understood to be keen with reuniting with the 27-year old, having worked with him during a successful period with Borussia Dortmund.
However, Parkhead chief Ronny Deila could be about to pull off a major coup and tempt the former German international with a move to Scotland.
He has not played for six months after the Istanbul outfit had issues submitting his registration after signing him after arriving from Germany, and is believed to be looking for a way out.
Understood to be available for a cut price £1.8m, the Scottish champions could be about to land the former Dortmund star.
The player is reported to have been a huge fan of the Bhoys in his youth, as Deila plots a swoop for the winger.