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Mark Pirie & Robbie Copeland

Celtic transfer news roundup as Yang Hyun Jun given Gangwon green light and Cho Gue Sung faces snub reality check

Gangwon have confirmed they have re-entered talks with Celtic as they continue their climbdown over Yang Hyun-Jun.

The winger has been at war with the club in a bid to force a move through and has been open about his desire to head to Scotland to join Brendan Rodgers' team. They had been reluctant to let him leave mid-season but he claimed he had been promised they would let him leave if an offer from Europe arrived.

Gangwon CEO Kim Byung-ji came out swinging earlier this week but admitted on Wednesday that he had held fresh talks with the player over his future, indicating a willingness to let him go. And now the club have confirmed they have gone back to the table with Celtic in a brief statement that reads: “We decided to talk with Celtic. If negotiations are made our position is that a transfer is possible."

Elsewhere in South Korea, forgotten Celtic target Cho Gue-sung is facing up to a move to Danish football from Jeonbuk after knocking back the Scottish Premiership champions.

Cho was on Celtic's radar in January after catching the eye at the World Cup but opted to remain in the K-League to focus on his fitness levels and pursue a summer transfer to European football. Ange Postecoglou would instead turn to Oh and following the Australian's exit for Tottenham incoming Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers appears to have little interest in reviving a deal for the in the 25-year-old.

Having impressed in Qatar the forward has endured a tough campaign in the Korean top-flight, netting just four goals so far this season - with his club struggling to mount a title tilt this term. That has seen transfer options dwindle for the Korean and he now looks set for a move to Midtjylland off the back of a disappointing campaign for the Danish side.

Having previously made their mark both domestically and in Europe, the Danes finished in the bottom half of the top flight and narrowly managed to earn a Europa Conference League playoff spot last term. Cho's agents have revealed that after initial reservations over a move to the minnows Jeonbuk sporting director Park Ji-sung stepped in.

Agent Yoon Ki-Young told Korean outlet Footballist: "We are discussing a transfer with Midtjylland. Nothing is certain yet, but we are negotiating with Midtjylland.

"There has already been an offer in May, but at that time I refused. We waited for proposals from other clubs. However, director Park Ji-sung talked with the player and communicated with the club. Both the club and the player are thinking positively."


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