Celtic told the Peter Vindahl Jensen transfer rules as Sparta Prague make one thing clear on timeline

Goalkeeper Peter Vindahl Jensen
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Celtic have reportedly been sent "signals" by Sparta Prague that they are not willing to sell Peter Vindahl Jensen.

However, it is claimed that the door could be opened to a deal following the Czech sides push for the Champions League group stage. Record Sport revealed that the Hoops had revived their interest in the 26-year-old as they look to find a successor to Joe Hart - with the shot-stopper among the top targets for the club this summer.

It is understood that Vindahl Jensen sees Celtic as a path to making a move to the English Premier League as well as giving him a better chance of breaking into the Danish national side - but Sparta Prague are keen to keep the star that they signed a permanent deal in March. Czech outlet iSport claim that the club have 'repeatedly sent signals" that they are unwilling to sell their No. 1.

Sparta have seen manager Brian Priske leave for Feyenoord and captain Ladislav Krejci join Girona since the end of last season - and are said to be ready to knock back any more exits that could have a "significant impact on the team" going into the Champions League qualifiers. The club are hoping to reach the group stage for the first time in 19 years.

While it is stated there are "no plans to let go of the goalkeeper in this transfer period" plans could change should the club fail to navigate the Champions League qualifiers. Sparta start in the second qualifying round - and should they reach the playoff Celtic could be made to wait until August 28 at the latest for an exit decision.