The race to sign Celtic starlet Rocco Vata is heating up.

It's said that several clubs are now interested in the 18-year-old - who is out of contract at Celtic Park next summer.

The Daily Record states that Frosinone is the latest Italian club to show interest in the Republic of Ireland youth international.

While Celtic remains in talks with Vata over a new deal, it's believed he's grown frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunity, so is open to seeking a new challenge elsewhere.

Should he fail to sign new terms, then he could leave for a bargain price of just £350,000 in training compensation.

Torino are already interested in the wide attacker, with Italian clubs seemingly keen on tapping into the Irish youth market.

Now, this report says that Frosinone scouted Vata when he was away with Ireland's U19s earlier this month.

Nottingham Forest of the Premier League is interested too, with several other clubs believed to have watched the Hoops talent.

Meanwhile, This is the joyous moment Buckie Thistle's players discovered they would be facing Celtic next year. 

Last night the fourth round of the Scottish Cup was drawn following the conclusion of Sportscene.

READ MORE: Buckie Thistle players celebrate Celtic Scottish Cup draw

And while there were few standout ties, the one that did catch the eye was undoubtedly the David vs Goliath fixture pulled out of the hat towards the end of the draw.

Highland League Buckie will travel to Celtic on the weekend of January 20/21 in the Scottish Cup. A true pinch-me moment for all connected to the club.

And this is the moment they celebrated in style after watching the draw on TV screens inside a bar. The players were clearly delighted at the prospect of matching up against the likes of Callum McGregor, Luis Palma and Cameron Carter-Vickers.