Former St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky is a top target for Polish champions Legia Warsaw.

The Czech stopper is a free agent after leaving the Simple Digital Arena and has been on the radar of the Ekstraklasa giants for a while. Having played for the Saints over an 18-month period, the 29-year-old made 59 appearances for the club.

Legia - who will play European football qualifiers this coming season - are hopeful of convincing the player to join despite interest from elsewhere. Herald and Times Sport understands Slavia Prague are also very keen on Hladky however any deal with the Czech outfit would depend on whether or not current number one Ondrej Kolar moves on, with Valencia in the market.

The news may come as a blow to Celtic who are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper as Hladky is understood to be on a shortlist of potential players Neil Lennon likes.

Joe Hart, David Marshall and Vasilis Barkas remain other options for the Hoops as a Fraser Forster deal looks unlikely.