Celtic fear losing yet another of their talented teens - with Manchester United and Leicester City among those monitoring academy starlet Daniel Kelly.

The youngster, 15, has impressed a plethora of scouts from down south and further afield having starred for the Hoops' under 15s, 16s and even 18s. Kelly also showcased his talents in the Sheffield Trophy where a young Celts outfit finished runners up in the prestigious tournament to MLS side Seattle Sounders.

Herald and Times Sport now understands Celtic are desperate to keep hold of the player and have offered him terms on his first pre-professional contract, but big-hitters Manchester United have had him watched.

Kelly is a current student in the St Ninian's High School programme which has helped produce the likes of Kieran Tierney, Mikey Johnston and Anthony Ralston among others at Parkhead.

It comes a short time after Liam Morrison departed Glasgow for Bayern Munich and it is understood fellow kid Barry Hepburn will follow the 17-year-old to Germany.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also keeping tabs on the box-to-box midfielder.