CELTIC have launched a dramatic bid to sign Mexico's World Cup winger Pablo Barrera.
The 23-year-old's agent travelled to Glasgow last week for talks with Hoops chief executive Peter Lawwell.
SunSport can reveal sources in Mexico have confirmed the winger IS interested in making the most stunning SPL move of this summer to play for Neil Lennon.
Lightning quick Barrera who's nicknamed Dynamite, played against France, Uruguay and Argentina before his country went out at the last-16 stage.
He has made it known he is willing to leave Mexican club Universidad Nacional, nicknamed the Pumas, to further his career in Europe.
That has sparked a major chase for his signature - and Celtic have made sure they are right at the front of the queue by opening talks.
Both Everton and West Ham are also believed to have made £5million bids for Barrera, while West Brom are another club in the frame.
But the fact his agent Jorge Berlanga made the 12,000-mile round-trip to meet Lawwell shows the player is giving serious thought to continuing his career in Scotland.
Another Hoops target Joe Ledley was back at Parkhead for talks last night as boss Neil Lennon continues his summer spree.
Cardiff City star Ledley has been Lennon's top target, but Celts feared he would go to Stoke.
But Ledley was locked in fresh talks with Lennon and could decide on a move to the SPL.
Meanwhile, Guinea full-back Ibrahima Camara, left, is expected to arrive on trial from French side Le Mans later this week with a view to a permanent deal.
Free agent George Boateng has also been linked with a move to Parkhead after leaving Hull.
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Now the list of teams interested in P. Barrera: Lazio, Espanyol, West Ham, West Bromwich, and Celtic
Personally I hope he goes to the EPL or La Liga
Giovani dos Santos pleads with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp for one more chance to make his mark
Giovani dos Santos has begged Harry Redknapp to give him a final chance at Tottenham.
The Mexico international has failed to live up to his billing since arriving at White Hart Lane from Barcelona in 2008.
The £8.6million forward had loan spells at Ipswich and Galatasaray after injuring his ankle and has made just a handful of Premier League outings for Spurs
But after an impressive World Cup in South Africa, 21-year-old Dos Santos is determined to make his mark in north London.
He said: 'During my time at Spurs I just haven't had any luck. There have been injury setbacks, difficulties adapting, and few chances from the coach.
'But I feel I have matured and I am still very ambitious. When I left Barcelona my dream was to be a success in the Premier League - and I still think that is possible.
'I have a good relationship with Harry Redknapp, with all the coaches, so I'm not going to head back there looking for controversy. I'll accept their decisions.
'But I just think I can prove myself here with some patience and opportunities. I need to speak to the club to understand how they look at me - but ideally I want to stay.'
Redknapp was running out of patience with the Mexican's love of the London nightlife but the Spurs boss reassured Dos Santos he is still part of his plans.
'If he could pass a nightclub as well as he can pass a ball he would be alright,' said Redknapp.
'He's got bags of ability and fantastic skill. He's had a great World Cup. If he knuckles down this year he could be a top player.
'He's a nice kid and I hope he keeps his head down and gets on with the job.'
Edited by Spooky, July 06, 2010 - 06:03 PM.