Celtic are ready to snap up Everton goalkeeper John Ruddy.

The News of the World says Celtic are hope to land Ruddy for £300,000 at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old has been in superb form for Motherwell since arriving at Fir Park on loan last summer.

He topped the SPL goalkeeping charts with 14 shut-outs before yesterday's 2-1 win at St Johnstone.

Well chairman John Boyle attempted to trigger a £300,000 clause in his loan deal but Ruddy is hoping for a move to a bigger club.