It was reported on Thursday that Celtic were ‘increasingly confident’ of appointing Eddie Howe as Neil Lennon’s replacement.
But a report from Football Insider suggests the deal could possibly be hijacked.
Crystal Palace are apparently ready to intervene, having identified Howe as a prime replacement for Roy Hodgson, whose contract expires at the end of this season.
It remains to be seen if Howe’s head has been turned, though Celtic’s European prospects could theoretically give them the edge.
Celtic fans left to sweat as they wait for Howe reassurance
Facebook fan feed Celtic Insider relayed the concerning report to supporters on Saturday.
A couple of fans bemoaned the Hoops’ supposed hesitancy.
And one even compared it to the failure to tie-up a deal for defender Ben Davies in the January transfer window.