David Turnbull is “desperate” for his dream move to Celtic to be resurrected in the January window, Football Insider understands.

The Motherwell attacking midfielder was on the verge of signing for the Hoops in the summer until the plug was pulled at the eleventh hour over a medical scare.

He subsequently underwent knee surgery and is undergoing rehabilitation but is eyeing Celtic if he can be fully fit by the turn of the year.

A source with knowledge of Turnbull’s situation has told Football Insider that he is “desperate” to secure the transfer that was denied him only a few months ago.

The youngster had accepted an offer from Norwich City in the summer and had headed to the Premier League club to put pen to paper.

But they he had a last-minute change of heart and agreed personal terms with Celtic on a £3million transfer.

The Glasgow giants have continued to keep tabs on the Scotland Under-21 international’s situation and are set to reignite their interest if they are convinced he is fully fit.

Turnbull is regarded as one of the outstanding young players in the Scottish Premiership.

He blossomed last season, scoring 16 goals and supplying seven assists for Motherwell from just 34 matches in all competitions.

Amid a series of dazzling performances, Turnbull’s suitors were encouraged that 15 of his goals and six assists came in SPL matches.

In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that the club are trying to sign a £65,000-a-week Premier League star.