Gustaf Lagerbielke's transfer exit to Lecce has been halted by Celtic due to concerns over an injury to Cameron Carter-Vickers, according to reports.

He was all set to make the move to Italy with a medical set to take place the minute he landed on Italian soil. 

However, the 23-year-old saw his move fall apart after a breakdown in negotiations left Lagerbielke in limbo.

And now, a new twist in the transfer saga suggests ANY January move could be ruled out - despite the player agreeing to move - with Celtic having fears over an injury to Carter-Vickers.

The American international returned for Celtic against Ross County at the weekend but was replaced just after the hour mark by  Maik Nawrocki. 

Now, Gianluca DiMarzio reports Celtic chiefs have concerns Carter-Vickers could be sidelined again.

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He recently ended transfer speculation by penning a new long-term contract at Cerltic but recent reports have claimed he could be sidelined for a period. 

The 26-year-old had just come back from injury with news of another possible lay-off a major concern.

The worrying injury update comes after Brendan Rodgers had backed Carter-Vickers to put his recent knock behind him and avoid a vicious cycle of niggling issues.

"I just think that’s a consequence of probably chasing it a wee bit because the base in pre-season is so important," he said.

"He never really had that. He felt good in the Aberdeen game but that’s what it is.

"At that time it’s also the nature of when he’s had his operation it can knock you out of your rhythm but we’re confident he’ll get back that robustness and stay injury-free."