Celtic have yet to receive a second bid from Portsmouth for want-away star
Fratton Park manager Harry Redknapp indicated the Barclays Premiership club
had increased their offer for the 27-year-old midfielder, having had an initial
move knocked back by the Hoops.
But Celtic chiefs have heard nothing else from Portsmouth since they were told
last month Bulgaria international was going nowhere.
Manager Gordon Strachan is fighting to keep the talented star but another
offer could convince him that he is better letting an unhappy player leave.
Redknapp said: 'Our chief executive Peter Storrie was dealing with the bid
and I don't know exactly how much it was worth but I do know it was being
'I don't know where it has gone from there. We decided to give it another go
with Stilian because I'd really like to get him.
'It is entirely up to Celtic what happens with the bid and I wouldn't tell
them what they should do.
'If we can agree a price, I would very much like to get a deal done.'
Celtic travel to the United States on Monday for their pre-season tour and
Petrov is expected to travel.
But, with Portsmouth ready to test their resolve and agent Tony McGill due to
meet Celtic soon, it remains to be seen where his future lies.