FORMER Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas reckons that his old club should make an approach for ex-Spain internationalist Cesc Fabregas in the January transfer window.

The midfielder, who counts Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona among his former clubs, has fallen down the pecking order at Ligue 1 outfit Monaco and has made just five appearances this term as he has struggled with injury.

Nicholas views the 34-year-old as a perfect fit for Ange Potecoglou's system in the heart of midfield, and believes the capture of the World Cup winner - with the addition of one or two more signings - could raise the Parkhead side's game.

"I would like to see Celtic try to sign Cesc Fabregas," Nicholas wrote in his Express column.

"I spoke to Cesc last month when we were at an Arsenal game. He is still only 34 and he wants to keep playing for the next year or two.

"He is still fit as a flea but he isn't getting a game at Monaco.

"Celtic maybe couldn't afford his salary but perhaps they could come to an agreement with Monaco.

"I feel the team needs a Lubo Moravcik-type player and Cesc would be perfect. Celtic have been quick off the mark this month to sign Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi from the J-League.

"They are players Ange Postecoglou was well are of and he knows what they can bring to his squad.

"But if Postecoglou is looking for stardust then he should ask seriously consider making a move for Cesc.

"I would also like to see Celtic bring in another left-sided centre-half and a left-back.

"I still feel the team is unbalanced."