SAINTS are “ready to firm up their interest” in Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham, according to a report from TEAMtalk.

The media outlet claims Ntcham’s situation has changed at the Scottish giants after they were knocked out of the Champions League last week.

According to the report, Saints are looking to bolster their midfield after the sale of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Tottenham.

Ntcham, 24, played 71 minutes in the Hoops’ 3-0 Scottish Premiership victory over Motherwell today.

The former France under-21 international joined the Glasgow side in 2017 after previously being on the books at Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Saints are reportedly one of four Premier League clubs taking an interest in Dundee United’s Lewis Neilson, according to the Courier.