Celtic ahead of West Brom, Newcastle for Hull winger Hunt

Celtic are leading the battle for Hull City winger Stephen Hunt.

Celtic are leading the battle for Hull City winger Stephen Hunt.

The News of the World says Celtic have moved ahead of West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United in the chase for Ireland and Hull City star Hunt.

Neil Lennon wants Hunt to kick-start his revolution at the club - and is battling it out with Wolves, and Stoke City, to sign the £4million-rated winger.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has been in touch with Hull's head of football operations, Adam Pearson.

But Celtic are keen to snap up the Ireland winger - who has also been chased by Everton, albeit with less enthusiasm than that shown by Mick McCarthy.

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