Transfer rumours

Celtic Football Club are currently in contention to sign Bolton forward Ronan Darcy and could be Chelsea for the youngster's services. 

Chelsea are under a transfer ban and are unable to sign players for the next two transfer windows, but the Scottish club has monitored Darcy closely, with Bolton's financial crisis and relegation playing a role in the potential signing. 

However, there are cross-border rules which allow Scottish clubs to sign English-based players for a far smaller amount than other teams in England would have to fork out. 

Darcy has garnered the interest through his performances for the Trotters' U18 side in the FA Youth Cup, having attracted numerous Premier League clubs, and propelled him to the first-team starting in the final game of the season against Nottingham Forest.

Bolton aren’t without their off-field woes but they could face losing one of their brightest prospects for a nominal fee, with a Celtic source telling Football Insider that the Bhoys are preparing to steal a march on Chelsea by making a move for the 18-year-old.

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