Brendan Rodgers dealt transfer blow: Celtic’s £375,000 new offer for Carson rejected – reports

Celtic have had their second bid for Trevor Carson rejected by Motherwell, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The Northern Irish goalkeeper is said to be Brendan Rodger’s top transfer target after the club first-choice Craig Gordon suffered a knee-injury that is expected to keep him out of action for up to 12 weeks. With tough matches coming thick and fast for the Scottish champions, not least their Europa League clash against Zenit St Petersburg, the Norther Irish-boss is keen on signing a new backup for Dorus de Vries.

The club had seen an initial £200,000 bid rejected on Monday and have now returned with a £375,000 offer, which has also been rejected by Motherwell as well, according to one of Sky Sources.

That’s likely because of the keeper’s current club’s reservations about losing their own number one on transfer deadline day.

Ex-Northern Ireland coach and Well boss Stephen Robinson said:

“It would have to be a very good bid to let Trevor go.

“It would certainly make things very difficult for me. Player’s valuations go up and down depending on what point in the window you’re at because the closer you are to the end then the timescale to replace them becomes very difficult.”

However, hope it’s not lost yet as the Daily Record report that the Hoops could turn their attentions to Dundee’s Scott Bain before the window get shut tonight.

Carson joined Motherwell back in the summer for a reported £10,000 and it’s believed the club are looking to pocket enough funds if they’re to part ways with him.

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