Celtic transfer news bulletin as Mathias Kvistgaarden declares he is READY for move and goalkeeper path finally clears

Forward Mathias Kvistgaarden has declared he is ready to leave Brondby this summer amid Celtic 's long-standing interest.

The Danish striker has been on the Parkhead agenda throughout the last two transfer windows with an offer worth more than £4m reportedly knocked back 12 months ago. The 22-year-old has publicly stated that he did not hold any talks with the Scottish Premiership champions - but refused to close the door on a potential move to the club at some stage.

Clubs from across Europe are said to be on alert this summer with RB Salzburg joining Brendan Rodgers' side in the race - and Kvistgaarden has dropped his biggest hint yet that he could be on the move. Asked by Danish outlet Campo , if he was ready for a move to another European league amid links with Celtic, he said: "There is no doubt about that. I think I have shown myself in a lot of ways, which means that I have shown that I can hopefully also play internationally at some point."

Pressed on a timeline of his exit, he was more coy adding: "I am a soccer player. I meet here around 8:30. So I'm hired to play soccer. And then there are a lot of others who are employed to do what they are employed to do."

A new goalkeeper is also a must for Celtic - with assistant John Kennedy admitting that a new No. 1 was top of the shopping list following the unveiling of the Premiership fixture list. With pre-season ramping up a name that could be on the agenda is Asmir Begovic.

The 36-year-old has been touted with a move to Celtic Park in reports south of the border - and has previously admitted he was considering all his options when pressed on a move to the Hoops. The Bosnian had been locked in talks with QPR over extending his stay at Loftus Road after his deal expired - but it now appears talks have broken down.

West London Sport report that Begovic has "opted to move on" following talks with boss Marti Cifuentes. It is claimed he was told he would not be first-choice keeper next season and would act as understudy to Paul Nardi.

In terms of outgoings, Matt O'Riley is being heavily linked with a move away from the club. The Danish international is expected to command a bumper fee should he go with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Roma touted with a deal.

However, he appears to be in no rush to leae his teammate Kyogo Furuhashi behind as he talked up the bond between the pair. Speaking to the Celtic View, the Hoops midfielder said: "It’s very good, both on and off the pitch, I find him really easy to play with because his movement is so good.

“I think that he trusts that I’m always going to look to play in the ball, because I try to look forward as much as possible, so right from my first season here right up to now, we’ve had a really good relationship. I don’t know what the number is, but I’m sure a lot of my assists have come for him.”