Al-Ittihad in £25m talks to sign Celtic winger Jota

Al-Ittihad have opened talks with Celtic over a potential move for Jota with a deal worth up to £25m being discussed.

Celtic want to keep the 24-year-old and would only consider selling him for a significant transfer fee.

Benfica would be due 30 per cent of any future transfer fee for Jota, who joined Celtic on loan in 2021 before the Glasgow club triggered a buyout clause last summer.

Jota signed a five-year deal and scored 15 goals and provided 12 assists last season.

Al-Ittihad have recently signed Karim Benzema from Real Madrid and N'Golo Kante from Chelsea, following their PIF takeover.