By Wayne Veysey

13th Aug, 2022 | 8:00am

Sources: Celtic submit Ross Barkley offer amid Chelsea green light

Celtic have submitted an offer for Chelsea playmaker Ross Barkley, sources from the club have told Football Insider.

Ange Postecoglou has given the green light to a shock swoop for the Premier League star as he looks to recruit at least one more player this month.

Celtic are keen on signing Barkley, 28, on a season-long loan now he has slipped further down the Chelsea pecking order.

The versatile midfielder has entered the last year of his Chelsea contract and has been told he is free to find a new club.

Celtic are not the favourites to land Barkley as they cannot afford to pay all of the star’s £120,000-a-week wages.

The Glasgow giants have instead offered to pay a significant portion of Barkley’s salary to lure him north of the border.

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The midfielder only made 14 total appearances for the Blues last season and was not included in the matchday squad for his side’s 2022-23 opener against former side Everton (6 August).

Barkley looked to have revived his career during the 2020-21 season after joining Aston Villa on loan.

However, after a bright start which included two goals in his first two games for the Villains, Barkley only scored one more goal for the club and missed a significant period of the season with a hamstring injury.

Celtic have already boosted their midfield options this summer with the signing of Aaron Mooy.

Barkley has made 100 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 12 goals and registering 11 assists.

He joined the club from Everton in January 2018.

In other news, Celtic have been backed to complete the top-class signing of Alex Collado after a new update.