Scottish giants Celtic are ready to make a swoop for Russia-based Ghana international midfielder Mubarak Wakaso .
Talks are already underway between Wakasoâ€™s representatives and Celtic to bring the Ghanaian to Glasgow after a proposed move to Italy collapsed.
It is understood that the lure of European football at Celtic Park will be a defining factor as clubs from Italy and Germany chase the Ghana star.
Wakaso, 24, moved to Russian club Rubin Kazan from Espanyol on the last day of the 2013 summer window for a fee reported to be in the region of 4 million Euros.
Rubin Kazan are prepared to listen to offers for the Ghana midfielder but it is understood that a loan deal could be an option for the Glasgow based club.
Wakaso was part of the Ghana squad at the World Cup in Brazil this summer and featured once from the substitutes bench.