Celtic youngster Jeremie Frimpong is close to sealing a stunning move to Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of well in excess of £10million.
The 20-year-old joined the Premiership champions from Manchester City in 2019 and has impressed with his pace and attacking instincts at right-back.
Manager Neil Lennon had insisted no stars would be sold this month but it's understood Frimpong made it clear he wanted to leave.
And Record Sport can reveal it's Leverkusen who are close to sealing a deal Frimpong over in Germany for talks.
Record Sport understands Celtic are set to receive well in excess of £10m for a player they acquired for just a £350k.
However, Manchester City are believed to hold a 30 per cent sell-on clause as part of that deal.
Lennon confirmed: "Jerie is abroad at the minute speaking to a club.
"So that deal looks like it might go through. This has been in the background for the last six or seven weeks.
"The club have made strides to renegotiate with Jeremie and his representatives but the player made it clear to me, to Nick (Hammond, head of recruitment), the board that he wanted to leave.
"I wouldn't say he was unhappy, just ambitious, maybe, or he wanted to try something else and progress his career at another club.
"We're obviously very disappointed, we did everything we could to try and entice the player to stay but he made it clear quite a while ago that his ambition was to leave.
"We received a really robust offer for him.
"We are disappointed to lose him but that’s football."
Frimpong has made 46 appearances for Celtic, scoring three goals.
He helped them to win a domestic treble in his first season, despite a red card in the Betfred Cup final against Rangers.
In the Bundesliga he'll provide competition for Lars Bender and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.