DAVID TURNBULL is poised to sign a four-year deal with Celtic after another dramatic turn in the on/off transfer saga.

The champions’ interest in the £3.25million Motherwell midfielder looked over at the start of the week after failing to agree personal terms.

Turnbull then held talks with Premier League newcomers Norwich City yesterday as they matched the Hoops offer to the Fir Park outfit for the 19-year-old playmaker, as Scotzine reported yesterday.

However, following fresh discussions between chief executive Peter Lawwell and the player’s representative, it’s believed the Scotland Under-21 star has decided his career would be best served by joining the eight-in-a-row title kings.

The Carrow Road club offered more than the reported £12,000-per-week put on the table by the treble treble heroes, but it appears that has not swayed Turnbull.

Parkhead is the preferred option for the hot prospect and an announcement could be made over the weekend.


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