The more we hear about Celtic’s attempts to get Robin Olsen on loan, the cheekier they get.

We previously covered the fact Neil Lennon’s side wanted the Sweden international at Parkhead next season on a free loan with no money involved, and that didn’t go down well with AS Roma.

The Serie A side are trying to offload the goalkeeper, who has failed to live up to expectations since arriving from Copenhagen, but they want to make some money from it, having paid £8m for him in the first place.

Il Tempo on Thursday have a few more details on Celtic’s attempts for Olsen in their newspaper, and it appears that as well as asking for the 30-year-old on a free loan, they also asked Roma to kindly pay for some of his wages throughout as well.

As you might have guessed, that hasn’t gone down too well with the Italians, who have sent back a ‘negative response for now’.

That ‘for now’ does open the door to a potential deal being struck down the line, but our guess is that will only happen if no one else comes in for Olsen in the coming months.

After all, getting some of his wages off the books is better than keeping him around on the bench or in the stands.