Kone Open to Celtic Talks

  • By: Giscard Gourizro
  • Last Updated: October 25 2011, 14:37 BST

Levante striker Arouna Kone has confirmed he would hold talks with Celtic if they were interested in his services.

Arouna Kone: Linked with Celtic switch

The Ivory Coast forward has joined Levante on a season-long loan having slipped down Sevilla's pecking order.

The former PSV Eindhoven man is closing in on his best form having scored twice, including a famous winner against Real Madrid.

Kone has been delighted with his displays and he is looking for a strong second half of the season in order to win a new deal.

The 27-year-old is aware of interest from SPL giants Celtic and he would discuss a Parkhead deal if the club were to make a move.

"I'm delighted with my start to the season so far," he told skysports.com.

"I'm returning to my best form and level. I really appreciate that.

"My contract will finish at the end of the season so it is normal for clubs to show interest.

"Celtic is a magnificent club. I'd be interested in talking to them if they want me to be honest.

"At the moment I want to finish the year strongly and try to earn a new contract either with Sevilla or somewhere else like Levante."