Celtic boss Tony Mowbray concedes they're behind Hull City and West Ham in the race for Nancy striker Marc-Antoine Fortune.

"I think the boy's first choice would be to come here," said Mowbray, "but he has more than a few Premier League clubs after him and it is the eternal decision between football and finance and it is a difficult one to make. He will make his decision and I will respect it and would never judge anybody.

"I think we would find it very difficult to get to the levels of the Premier League clubs but I told him what the team is about, what role I see for him here and what opportunities he could have.

"It will be done in the next day or two I would suggest.

If he comes here he will have given up better options financially. He has some very attractive offers. I sit here hopeful but realistic."