Date: 24th June 2009 at 3:44pm
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Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink has attracted the interest of Greek club Larissa, who are looking for a replacement for former Bhoy Maciej Zurawski.

Dutch international Vennegoor of Hesselink, 30, has reportedly yet to be told whether Celtic want to use their option to extend his contract by a further year – and it’s not unreasonable to assume new boss Tony Mowbray and the suits are weighing up their plans for the squad.

The Scottish Sun quoted Larissa president Konstantinos Piladakis as saying “We’re interested in Jan but we haven’t got a response from his agent yet” while Dutch sides FC Twente, PSV Eindhoven and Ajax have all been mentioned as possible destinations for the big man.

The newspapers are awash with rumours about strikers who may be heading in the other direction, but Hull appear to have won the race to sign Nancy striker Marc-Antoine Fortune. Reports suggest representatives from Hull were in France last night to finalise the deal, though to be worth around £4million.

Swindon Town striker Simon Cox has yet again been mentioned as a potential target for Celtic. The 22-year-old scored a 29 goals in the league last season (even if that league was the English third-tier) but previous reports claimed he would cost around £2.5million.

Finally, in what may be the most outlandish of the striker links, the Daily Mirror claims Fulham’s Diomansy Kamara is being tracked by Celtic, with a view to a £5million swoop. Kamara played under Mowbray at West Brom but missed most of last season with a knee injury.

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