CELTIC have knocked back a move for keeper Craig Gordon from his former club Hearts.
The 37-year-old shotstopper is out of contract at the end of the season and looks to be on his way out at the champions.
Gordon, who lost his first-team place to on-loan Southampton star Fraser Forster in August, is a target for new Tynecastle boss Daniel Stendel who could sign the ex-international on a pre-contract before the midnight deadline on Friday.
Hearts have asked if they could land Gordon in this window, but the Hoops hierarchy rejected their approach, according to a report in the Daily Record.
Neil Lennon has already said he would prefer his experienced last line of defence to remain at Parkhead.
The Hoops gaffer is struggling for back-up to Forster, whose temporary switch expires in June when he is expected to return to the south coast club unless the champions can thrash out a deal with the Premier League outfit.
Scott Bain is struggling with a broken thumb sustained in the 4-3 Champions League exit against Cluj while Northern Ireland international Conor Hazard has just joined Dundee and youngster Ross Doohan has agreed a contract with Ayr United until the end of the campaign.
Gordon made the breakthrough at the Edinburgh club before Sunderland paid a-then record fee of £9million to take him to Wearside in August 2007.