By Wayne Veysey

27th Jul, 2021 | 7:10am

Sources: Edwards set for Bournemouth trial match today after Celtic bid hijacked

Celtic target Kyle Edwards is undergoing a Bournemouth trial and will feature in their pre-season clash against Chelsea tonight, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

This site revealed on 15th July that the Championship club had hijacked the Hoops’ bid to lure the forward, 23, north of the border.

Now a Bournemouth source has told Football Insider that the club have offered Edwards the chase to line up in their 7.45pm friendly against the European champions this evening.

Scott Parker’s side are giving the winger the chance to earn a contract following his exit from West Brom at the end of last month.

Edwards has been training with Reading although they are not the favourites to sign him.

Celtic have held talks with Edwards over a contract but Bournemouth are now well placed to win the race for his signature.

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One advantage the Scottish giants have is they would not be required to pay West Brom as much compensation for development costs as the English clubs.

Cross-border rules mean the fee would not be more than £300,000.

Celtic have stepped up their recruitment drive over the last week and have now brought in five new players this window.

Defender Carl Starfelt was announced last Wednesday as the third senior arrival following the captures of attacking pair Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada.

Youngsters Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide have both arrived from Sheffield Wednesday.

The Cherries appointed Parker as their new manager earlier this month immediately after his exit from Fulham.

They failed to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking last season, losing to Brentford in the Championship playoffs.

In other news, McAvennie claims Celtic player “got bullied by some of the smaller lads” as surprise details emerge.