Simic told the Daily Record he favours a move to Glasgow over a new start in Turkey.

He said: "Galatasaray want me to join them and Celtic want me too. If I could choose there is no doubt I'd prefer to join Celtic.

"They are a big club with an amazing football culture and there is nothing more exciting than the prospect of playing in a Glasgow derby against Rangers.

"I am talking about the situation to Milan and hoping a move can take place. My desire is to play outside of Italy next season.

"I've been here a very long time with Inter and AC Milan and I want to taste a new league."