Frank McAvennie has claimed that Odsonne Edouard has looked “disinterested” in preseason and told Celtic fans to “watch this space”.

The former Hoops legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested that the 22-year-old could still be sold this summer and insisted that “everybody has a price”.

The French striker’s 45 appearances last season yielded a remarkable 27 goals and 19 assists as he helped the Bhoys to a ninth consecutive league title.

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that the club have slapped a £40million price tag on him to try and ward off potential suitors.

McAvennie admitted that he had not seen enough to suggest that Edouard was up for a potentially historic season.

“They are still talking about Edouard going,” he told Football Insider. “It is incredible.

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“When I watched Edouard the other day he looked a wee bit disinterested. Like he did not want to be there.

“Maybe he is just a big game player and he is just getting the minutes in. Maybe he needs crowds.

“I would watch this space with Edouard. Everybody has a price. If somebody offers above their valuation you have got to consider it.

“I have not seen enough of Edouard in preseason. I know it is just preseason but this is a massive season.”

However, Football Insider understands that a new deal is close and the player had told the club he will snub interest from down south to pen an improved contract at Parkhead.

Neil Lennon’s side begin their 10-in-a-row bid at home to Hamilton on Sunday.

In other Celtic news, Hutton has been left raving as a player barely seen in pre-season has blown Lennon away.

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