Nottingham Forest had a bid rejected for Antoine Semenyo on transfer deadline day in January.

Now, Celtic are in the mix to sign him. Journalist and transfer guru Pete O’Rourke believes that the Hoops could be priced out of a deal, however.

The Reds’ bid was way shorter than the £20 million valuation that the Robins have slapped on his head.

It remains to be seen whether or not the 22-year-old will remain at Ashton Gate beyond the end of this season.

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Semenyo has a contract until 2023 with the Robins holding an option to extend that by another year.

The youngster has scored six times for Bristol City this season and has registered eight assists.

Interest is likely to come from other clubs too but O’Rourke doesn’t think Celtic will be able to afford him.

He told Give Me Sport: “I’m sure Celtic will continue to keep tabs on him. But, if it comes down to pricing, I think Celtic will be priced out of it.”

Semenyo looks set for a really bright future. He has been a revelation for the Robins this season and has really come of age.

Bristol City will want top dollar for their prized asset and they could be powerless to stop him from leaving in the summer.

Forest will probably miss out on Semenyo

The Reds will want to strengthen their ranks in the summer. Semenyo ticks a lot of boxes but Forest won’t be spending £20 million on him.

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He is quick, talented and is both lethal and creative in the final third. With that in mind, it’s not hard to see why clubs are monitoring him.

Semenyo has a really bright future and the fact that Forest had him on their radar represented a nice change in strategy.

Celtic look set to be priced out and Forest could find themselves in a similar boat.

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