Celtic want to sign Jordan Rhodes on loan in January, according to The Sun.

The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has already stated an intent to strengthen his attack next month.

Odsonne Edouard has scored 15 goals in 29 games for the Bhoys this season,  however Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo have proved unreliable back-ups due to their fitness.

It is claimed that Rhodes does not know  if he features in Garry Monk’s plans at Sheffield Wednesday, despite a recent revival which has seen the Scotland international start back-to-back Owls games for the first time in 20 months and score a hat-trick in the latter of those against Nottingham Forest.

And Wednesday’s desire to recruit a striker of their own in January is said to increase Rhodes’ chances of being granted a temporary move.

The 29-year-old is one of the Championship’s highest-scoring players throughout the past decade, and was particularly prolific during Lennon’s time as manager of Bolton Wanderers.

Lennon’s first season at Bolton was the third in a row in which Rhodes scored 20-plus league goals for Blackburn Rovers, and the Celtic boss’s interest should come as little surprise.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes. (Photo by Tim Markland/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

But the Bhoys are not the only ones keen, according to The Sun.

The newspaper names Wigan Athletic as potential rivals in Celtic’s pursuit, but speculates that the Latics may struggle to afford Rhodes’ wages – previously reported to be around £38,500-per-week.

Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with moves for a trio of centre-forwards, Lyle Taylor, Rhian Brewster and Johnson Clarke-Harris, within the past month.

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