Hoops bid to sign N'Guemo falters

19 June 2010 10:56
Celtic's hopes of making Landry N'Guemo's loan move permanent appear to have been dashed after they failed to meet Nancy's valuation.[LNB] But the Hoops could instead land N'Guemo's team-mate and fellow defensive midfielder Alfred N'Diaye, who has impressed for the French club since breaking into the first team 18 months ago.[LNB]Celtic reportedly bid £1.2million for N'Guemo, with Nancy holding out for £2million-plus.[LNB]The likes of Wigan, Stoke and Birmingham have all been linked with the 24-year-old, who is currently at the World Cup with Cameroon.[LNB]Nancy sporting director Nicolas Holveck said in the Herald: "We spoke to Celtic at the start of the week regarding Nguemo and, following that discussion, I now believe he won't be joining them next season.[LNB]"There is quite a difference in opinion over our valuation of the player and theirs and because there is other interest from England I would expect him to move elsewhere.[LNB]"We have been having discussions with English sides regarding Landry for more than a week now, but there is no panic over his sale."[LNB]Holveck revealed there had been talks with Celtic about N'Diaye, who is reportedly valued at £2.5million - more than Nguemo.[LNB]"There have been discussions with Celtic over Alfred N'Diaye and there is an interest there in the player," Holveck said.[LNB]"But there will be absolutely no loan deal struck: it's either a completed transfer or nothing as he is a valuable player.[LNB]"He will also cost them more than Landry N'Guemo as he is only 20 and already a France (youth) international with vast potential."[LNB]

Source: Team_Talk