Gustaf Lagerbielke Celtic transfer exit on cards again as second Italian side to rival Lecce

Lecce are poised to renew their interest in Celtic defender Gustaf Lagerbielke.

The Serie A side were in for the Hoops outcast and were unable to do a deal, later claiming his Parkhead wages were too big for them to cover, even in a loan. The centre back has continued to be on the outside of Brendan Rodgers' squad looking in and could week move on this summer.

He played the last four minutes of a win over St Johnstone in March but was otherwise a spectator during the second half of the season, and will likely want more first team football. Italian outlet Tutto Mercato is now reporting Lecce will launch another attempt to take the Swede to Italy. However Frosinone, recently relegated to Serie B, are set to rival them for his signature.

Lagerbielke was signed from new Aberdeen boss Jimmy Thelin's Elfsborg last summer as the Hoops looked to bolster their centre-back ranks with him and Maik Nawrocki. However, both rarely featured and the 24-year-old was further down the pecking order out of the two, making just nine appearances.

Rodgers was ready to allow him to leave in January but then an injury to Cameron Carter-Vickers complicated things and he stayed put for the rest of the campaign. Lagerbielke was crowned Sweden's defender of the year before coming to Glasgow but he was unable to bring that form to Scotland with him.