Saturday July 2 2011
Celtic seek Bari striker Huseklepp

Celtic were beaten to Norwegian striker Erik Huseklepp in January, but are staging another swoop for the Bari talent.

Norway international Huseklepp surprised many by choosing Bari in the mid-season transfer window when he left SK Brann.

Celtic had been interested then and their focus only increased after a splendid six months in the Bari jersey, even though they were relegated.

It's reported the 26-year-old is again on Celtic's wish-list for the summer, offering €2m compared to the €4m price-tag.

“This morning I met with Bari sporting director Guido Angelozzi in Milan, and with it we are trying to find a solution that satisfies both the player and Bari, who have said they are keen to sell,” explained agent Luca Pensi.

"Regarding the news of Celtic, it is reliable. They have reported to us their interest in the player.

"Of course then you have to find an agreement that satisfies all parties, with the Scottish club in this case still having to make a concrete offer to Bari.

"For now, I want to reiterate, however, that there is still nothing concrete. There is a big difference between an interest and a real negotiation."