Celtic’s Belgian goalkeeper Logan Bailly is set for a shock move to Italy in the January transfer window with boss Brendan Rodgers happy for the 31-year-old to depart, according to The Daily Record.

Injuries have kept the shot-stopper out of the Scottish outfit’s line-up so far this season, and he looks set to be making a move to Serie A side Palermo who are currently struggling in the Italian top flight.

Bailly has featured just three times since making a switch to Parkhead from O-H Leuven FC and was previously with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.

They are currently third from bottom, just one point ahead of the two sides below them, and their 20-year-old first choice goalkeeper Josip Posavec has had a tough time of late.

In his last four appearances the Croatian has conceded eight times, with his last clean sheet coming back in September in a 1-0 win over Atlanta.

Celtic are open to either a loan move or a permanent deal and are set in between the posts, with Scotland’s number one Craig Gordon in fine form.

Although he conceded in their last outing against Rangers in a 2-1 Old Firm victory, he had kept three clean sheets beforehand and has shut-out his opponents 11 times in 17 appearances this season.

Rodgers’ side are cruising at the top of the league at the moment as they sit 19 points clear of their nearest rivals, and if he can secure a fee for the goalkeeper he may opt to strengthen other areas of his squad.


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