Galatasaray have turned their attentions back to Norwegian international Stefan Johansen after their pursuit of Lucas Leiva fell through. The Turkish club were confident of a deal, but Jurgen Klopp pulled the plug after injuries at Liverpool left him short of quality cover.

According to Haber Ler, Galatasaray officials will travel to Glasgow next week and discuss the details about a potential transfer. It’s understood by those compiling the report that Celtic want £2.7M for their midfielder but Galatasaray want to bring the fee down a little lower than that.

Johansen made 38 first team appearances last season for Celtic but his role under new boss Brendan Rodgers isn’t thought to be quite as important.

If Johansen is to move then Galatasaray may well be an attractive option, given the size of the club and their success. The Norwegian would once again find fanatic fans in Turkey, a similarity with Glasgow and Celtic.

Nihat Emre Kocaaslan, Turkey.