Lennon confirms Buttner interest

Neil Lennon has failed with a £1.2millon bid for Peterborough's Lee Tomlin but will go back in with another offer and the Celtic boss is also in talks with Manchester United to bring their Dutch defender Alexander Buttner to Parkhead on loan before the transfer window closes in Scotland tonight.

Buttner is a player who came to our attention in the last day or so. I have seen him play in midfield or on the left side, or off the striker.

I would like him to play further forward through the middle. He is a really intelligent footballer with a big build, a very good footballer.

I don't know how far we are down the line with enquiries. I will know a bit more later on.

– Celtic boss Neil Lennon.