Swedish defender Andreas Granqvist has revealed his proposed move to Celtic could still go ahead.
Granqvist has been linked with a switch to the Bhoys following manager Neil Lennon's admission his back line is in need of strengthening.
The 25-year-old is set to leave Dutch side Groningen after a two-year spell at the club with Parkhead likely to be his next destination.
Lennon has already been linked with St Etienne stopper Yohan Benalouane but Granqvist insists he still remains a transfer target.
He told the Daily Record: "Celtic are interested but the new coach must see what he has to work with financially."
The former Wigan defender has been attracting interest from the continent, with teams from Italy and Germany showing reported interest.
That means Lennon may have a fight on his hands to bring in Granqvist, who has had offers from Serie A pair Bologna and Lecce and Bundesliga outfit FC Nurnberg rejected by his employers.
The player would not be drawn on the exact details of the speculation, but did admit he would like to ply his trade at a higher level.
Granqvist said in Kvallsposten: "I don't want to mention names, but it is correct that I have rejected some offers. I felt it was not the right step to take, I want to join a bigger club.
"I am happy at Groningen and will stay at the moment, but my goal is to join a club on a higher level."