Celtic are poised to launch a third bid for Charlton starlet Alfie Doughty, according to reports.

Neil Lennon's team have already had two approaches booted out for the midfielder.

We exclusively told you yesterday how Doughty had been the subject of a second bid by Celtic - understood to be in the region of around £650,000 - but it was rejected.

Addicks boss Lee Bowyer has admitted his team have received an offer from Celts for Doughty, but they are not interested in the fee most recently put forward. 

It is understood Charlton are holding out for more cash, though they still do not want to lose the player.

The Scottish Sun now report that Celtic will go back to the English League One side with an improved offer.

Doughty's contract at The Valley expires in June 2021 and Neil Lennon's side could potentially offer the midfielder a pre-contract in January and steal him away for nothing next summer.

Luton Town have also had an offer rejected for Doughty this summer.