Celtic identify Bristol City star as striker replacement - Fenerbahce and Crystal Palace on alert

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Bristol City are braced for a busy January transfer window - as one club ramps their interest in their ‘prized asset’

Celtic are reportedly considering Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo as a replacement for one of their forwards. The January transfer window opens in just over two weeks, and already there have been reports of potential incomings and outgoings of Ashton Gate.

The Robins have minimal resources available to use when the window opens, which is a frustration as there is a desire to do business. Manager Nigel Pearson has admitted that the club will either need to sell or consider part-exchanging with interested parties.

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Last week, it was reported that Turkish giants Fenerbahce were said to have added Semenyo to their transfer wish list. He is a backup option should they fail to secure the signing of Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar from Al Nassr.

Giorgos Giakoumakis has been linked with a move away from Celtic Park, and that could make for a transfer merry-go-round. The 28-year-old is said to have recently changed his representative, which could set the tone for a move away from Glasgow.

The Greek international signed a five-year contract when he joined and has so far scored eight goals this season. The Scottish Sun say that Blash Hosseini - has been tasked with searching for a new destination.

Clubs in Saudi Arabia are said to be interested - as well as teams in England and in Germany. The transfer window opens in 18 days’ time, so the Scottish Premiership leaders will be aware of the task in front of them to keep one of their prized players.

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Reports in Ghana now claim that Semenyo is a replacement for Giakoumakis. SportsWorldGhana say that Semenyo is the ‘best available’ replacement for him. His performances for the Robins have done enough to ‘convince’ Celtic of his quality and are expected to make a move for him in the winter.

Semenyo returned to the High Performance Centre last week and came on as a substitute in Bristol City’s 3-1 win over Rotherham United. He has scored four goals in 19 matches this season, but hasn’t found the net for his club since mid-September. Semenyo opened his account recently for Ghana in a World Cup warm-up match against Switzerland. He came on as a substitute twice for the Black Stars in Qatar, but could not prevent them from group stage elimination

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