David Turnbull’s potential £3m switch to Celtic hangs in the balance following trouble with his representatives.
A club-record fee was agreed on Wednesday between the Fir Park side and the Scottish champions.
But despite completing a medical, the 19-year-old and Celtic could not reach an agreement over personal terms.
In a statement they said: “Celtic FC was pleased to agree a record-breaking fee with Motherwell FC for David Turnbull and we have quickly followed this up with a fantastic offer to the player through his agent.
“Currently, we have been unable to come to an agreement with the player’s agent. Celtic FC is content that it has made a magnificent offer and it is now up to the agent and player to decide if the player wants to join Celtic. If not, we move on.”
Sources close to Turnbull confirmed the Celtic offer has been rejected, insisting the player will continue to keep his options open.