Super Eagles and Celtic FC defender Efe Ambrose is believed to be closing in on a move to join German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bundesliga already have some Super Eagles players like Anthony Ujah, Leon Balogun plying their trade in the German top flight and Ambrose is ready to join the growing list.
According to HeraldSport, the Nigerian centre-half is top on BayArena side’s wanted listed with representatives in Germany signalling ahead of a campaign in the Champions League that a £1.5m bid may be forthcoming.
The 27-year-old who was included in Nigeria’s provisonal list for the Rio Olympics currently has a year left to run on his contract at Parkhead but Celtic will be reluctant to part with Ambrose without having someone coming in to replace him quickly ahead of a crucial stage of their season.
The Scottish Champions will begin their Champions League qualifiers next week without Dedryck Boyata, Jozo Simunovic – who are both injured and Charlie Mulgrew, who is yet to agree a new deal.
Ambrose was conspiciously missing over the weekend as Celtic won 1-0 away to Sturm Graz in what was their second game of their pre-season training camp. Visa issues have halted the centre-half meeting up with his team-mates who have flew out to Maribor on Monday night.
“We’re still waiting to hear on whether he’ll be here,” said Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic manager after Sunday’s victory. “We’re just waiting on that.