Celtic are looking to bring in a new left-back after having lost Kieran Tierney to Arsenal earlier this month.

Multiple reports have discussed Rosenborg’s Birger Meling as a target for the Scottish champions, and on August 21st, even stressed a potential transfer could be possible after the European fixtures.

Rosenborg suffered a 1-3 aggregate defeat at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League play-off, meaning they will not make it to the group stages of the competition.

VG reported on Wednesday that Meling is drawing attention from foreign clubs, and the fullback told the Norwegian outlet he has already ordered his agent Bjørn Tore Kvarme to inform him if any specific offers came in for him.

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TV2 once again explains the 24-year-old has been linked with Celtic, but a potential transfer has now been ruled out after Rosenborg manager Eirik Horneland confirmed no players will leave the club.

“Rosenborg are always associated with good Norwegian players, there is no doubt about that. There is no one on the way in and no one on the way out. There are a few days left, so I think it [the squad] will be the way it is now,” Horneland explained.

Technically, Horneland’s comments should end rumours linking Meling to Celtic, but we all know that’s not how things work.