Scotland international set for Celtic move despite Chinese interest

Steven Fletcher is set to resist lucrative overtures from China in order to move to Celtic, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Scotland international striker is out of contract with Sunderland at the end of the season and looks set to leave the Stadium of Light.

He has reportedly received offers from both Guangzhou R&F and Shanghai SIPG, which are said to be an improvement on his current £3m per year salary on Wearside.

However, the report claims the 28-year old will reject the chance to move to Asia and instead join boyhood club Celtic.

A former Hibernian player, he amassed 156 SPL games over the course of which he notched 43 times for the Edinburgh club.

Twice as the Scottish marksman broken a club’s transfer record, when Burnley brought him to English football for £3m in 2009 and when Wolves shelled out £9m to prize him away from Turf Moor a year later.