If Celtic had any hopes of signing Mathias Kvistgaarden in this transfer window, they have been severely thwarted by Brondby CEO Cartsen V. Jensen.
It is thought that Celtic, who were offering more than £4 million for Brøndby striker Kvistgaarden, had two bids for the player rejected in the summer. Furthermore, Kvistgaarden's name has kept coming up since Brendan Rodgers is looking to add quality players and another striker is a top priority.
Celtic has officially been informed that Kvistgaarden won't be going up for sale in January.
“We are in a strong financial position, where we must take advantage of the sporting success we achieved in the autumn. We have made a decision that we have entered a transfer window where we do not sell our best players,” Jensen said to Danish outlet bold.dk.
“In other words, we are not going to sell out of the opportunities we have created in the autumn in order to go all the way this season in the Super League. That’s why we have to keep the squad together. The current squad has only been together for three and a half months.
“The potential is great. We have a strong belief that we can develop and get better with the group we have assembled. That is why it is important to keep our squad together. When you’re young and very talented it’s about being purposeful and ambitious, but also with the right amount of patience.”
Hopefully Celtic have looked at other attacking options for this window with Oh Hyeon-gyu away at the Asian Cup.