Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli has missed out on his move to Amiens as the French club put the finishing touches to sign Liverpool rising star Adam Lewis instead, Football Insider understands.

The Ligue 1 outfit had made a loan-to-buy move for the Hoops left-back, 25, that included an option to buy at the end of the season for £2.3million.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that the fee and personal terms between Bolingoli and Amiens had been agreed but the deal has now collapsed and the player will have to find an alternative new home.

The Scottish champions planned to sell Bolingoli even before he caused uproar by failing to quarantine after flying to Spain on his days off without permission.

Football Insider revealed in May that Celtic would listen to offers for the Belgian as they looked to bring in a new senior left-back this window.

The Hoops have stepped up efforts to offload the defender as he is also facing a lengthy ban from the Scottish FA.

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But their hopes of an agreement with Amiens have fallen by the wayside as they close in on an agreement with Liverpool rookie Lewis, 20.

Celtic signed Bolingoli from Rapid Vienna for £3million last summer.

He began the 2019-20 season as first choice and recovered from an iffy start before a wretched display in the end-of-year 2-1 derby defeat to Rangers pushed him down the pecking order.

 

Lennon subsequently put his faith in Greg Taylor and even preferred the versatile Jonny Hayes to Bolingoli.

Taylor has remained the first choice this season and started their opening two Scottish Premiership matches.

In other news, a Premier League star reveals he wants to join Celtic and there is now only one hurdle to sealing the deal.