By Tom Blackburn

Celtic defensive midfielder Nir Bitton has attracted a £6million bid from Espanyol, according to a report.

Britton had previously spoken of hoping to prove himself under new manager Brendan Rodgers, as reported by Football Insider.

The Glasgow Express claim a report in Bitton’s homeland of Israel are reporting the La Liga side have tabled the offer.

In turn, Hoops sources cited by the Glasgow Express say there has been no concrete bid for the 24-year-old Bitton but they were aware of interest in the player.

Bitton spent six years playing in the Israeli Premier League before his move to The Hoops in 2013 and has admitted that his eyes have always been firmly set on Champions League football.

Last month the anchorman was linked with a move to the Premier League, but at that point insisted he was settled at Parkhead.

“I’m looking to keep my place in the team and to win more trophies with this club,” Bitton told Celtic TV. “I want to make the supporters proud and I really want to go to the Champions League, it’s my dream.”

Bitton has featured in Champions League qualification matches but never in the group stages of club football’s premier competition.

The 24-year-old Israeli international has played 74 times in the Scottish Premier League for Celtic and has won the league under both Neil Lennon and Ronny Delia.

In other Celtic news, their ace Henderson reveals which team mates have been impressing in training.