CELTIC are hot on the heels of flying winger Christian Atsu.

The Hoops want Chelsea's 22-year-old Ghanaian on loan as new boss Ronny Deila attempts to resolve the issue of a lack of wide players available to him.

However, the man Celtic first tracked when he was with Porto prior to his £5million move to Chelsea, is just back from a season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, and Aston Villa, West Ham, Hamburg and Espanyol are also eager to take him a short-term deal.