34-year-old Yaya Toure called time on his Manchester City career this month after helping Pep Guardiola’s title-winning side to 100 points in the Premier League.
Toure has won six major trophies in an eight-year stint for Man City but the Ivory Coast international has vowed there is still chances of him playing elsewhere.
With Premier League duo Everton and West Ham United the frontrunners, reports have emerge over where Toure’s next club would be.
And Chris Sutton has thrown Celtic into the race of interested team that might could show interest in the African player.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily, New York Times writer Rory Smith asked:
“Are we sure Yaya’s serious when he says he wants to stay in England or is it a negotiating position?
“I would have thought there would be more attractive offers elsewhere in Europe.
“I’m sure that if he wanted to go to the US or China then he’d have lots of chances to do that.
“But within Europe, I would have thought there would be clubs that maybe would appeal to him more and would want him as well.”
Agreeing, Sutton responded: “Maybe Celtic?”
Betfair offer odds of 14/1 on the midfielder joining Celtic after they were added to the market following Sutton’s comments. The Scottish league champions would face stiff competition if Brendan Rodgers bid for Toure, though.
Everton who are leading the race along with West Ham are priced at 3/1 to sign the Ivory Coast international this summer.