It’s not every day that Celtic are linked with signing the son of one of their former players, but that’s exactly what Corriere di Bologna do on Monday with Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Their angle stems from the fact Bologna are looking for a new striker in January, and Alejo Véliz is high up on their list of desired players.

That means one of their current footballers needs to leave, and that man will be Sydney van Hooijdonk, son of former Celtic striker Pierre van Hooijdonk.

Corriere di Bologna explain the Dutchman’s departure ‘will make room’ for whoever arrives at Bologna, and the 23-year-old striker ‘will look for space elsewhere’.

That’s when Celtic are mentioned, as it’s claimed the Scottish side have already made their ‘first enquiries’ about the towering forward.

This is as much information as we are given, meaning we don’t know if Rodgers and co. want Van Hooijdonk on loan or for a permanent deal.

To date this season, the forward has found the back of the net once in six games for Bologna, with his one start coming in a 2-0 win over Hellas Verona in the Coppa Italia, which is incidentally the one game he has scored in.

Elsewhere, his other five appearances have all come from the bench in Serie A, totalling 41 minutes, showing just how little he is being used by Thiago Motta.