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Celtic keen on Stokes deal

August 27, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Neil Lennon has confirmed Celtic could look to sign Hibernian striker Anthony Stokes as Marc-Antoine Fortune reportedly closes in on a return to West Brom.

Anthony Stokes, Souleymane Bamba
GettyImagesAnthony Stokes (L) has been an impressive performer for Hibs

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Stokes, 22, was Hibs' top scorer last season and, with reports Fortune will return to West Brom on Friday in a £2.25 million deal, there is the possibility of a swoop before the close of the transfer window.

Asked about Stokes, who is rated at around £1 million, Lennon said: "He is an option and is a player we like."

Celtic are also said to be keen on Hapoel Tel Aviv attacker Itay Shechter, who is said to be valued at £2.5 million. The Scottish Sun claims the Hoops have already made contact and hope to tie up a deal over the weekend.