CELTIC wants Man City right-back Yan Couto on loan.
The 19-year-old Brazilian spent last season with Spain’s Girona squad.
City boss Pep Guardiola will renew it this season and Celtic are in the game.
The Parkhead club have close ties to the Premier League champions after a string of deals in recent years.
Patrick Roberts, Jason Denayer and John Guidetti all had loans – while Dedryck Boyata and Jeremie Frimpong made permanent moves.
But Couto has other options overseas as Etihad leaders assess his next step.
The gifted teenager joined City last summer on a five-year contract with Coritiba.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou wants at least one new right-back in this window.
Meanwhile, Celtic have transferred Marian Shved to the Belgian team Mechelen for a permanent contract.
The Ukraine international impressed last season on loan with the Belgian club and they made no secret that they wanted him back.
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He signs a deal that takes him until 2024 – with an option for an additional year – as he ends a very miserable period at Parkhead.
A Celtic statement read: “Good luck to Marian Shved joining @kvmechelen on a permanent contract.”