Celtic have made a loan move for Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre.

The Sunday Mail says the Hoops made contact with the European champs 48 hours ago about the availability of the French left-back.

United gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson is now considering a request to let Silvestre speak with the Parkhead side.

Celtic will find out in the next couple of days if their move has been successful but they know they stand only a slim chance of landing the defender.