Celtic remain in pursuit of Sheffield Wednesday starlet Liam Shaw as they look to tie him to a pre-contract ahead of the summer.
Football Insider revealed at the end of last month that the Scottish giants had “agreed” personal terms in principle with the 19-year-old but a deal had not been finalised.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Shaw’s future remains up in the air as Wednesday are still trying to secure him to a new contract to replace his existing agreement expiring in June.
The player has great affection for the Championship big hitters, where he has emerged from the youth ranks to establish himself in the first team.
He made his 14th appearance of the season on Tuesday night as he played the full 90 minutes of Wednesday’s 2-0 Championship win over Wycombe Wanderers.
The Yorkshire club are hopeful their commitment to giving Shaw game time could prove decisive in contract negotiations.
Celtic are negotiating a pre-contract with the highly rated teenager and have already held extensive talks with his camp.
They made a breakthrough in talks with the versatile youngster last month but he has yet to put pen to paper.
Cross-border rules would mean the Glasgow club only having to pay a fee of around £300,000 for the Wednesday academy product.
Shaw has been scouted after graduating from the Wednesday academy to make a big impact at first-team level.
Capable of playing in various positions including central midfield and centre-back, he has made eight Championship starts among 14 appearances this season.