Newcastle join race for Stoke star

The 28-year-old is keen on a move to Celtic, but the midfielder fears he could be priced out of a move, according to News of the World.

Lawrence suffered at the lack of first-team opportunities at Stoke last year.

Lawrence has revealed Robbie Keane has persuaded him to join Celtic.

Lawrence said: “Robbie told me how big a club Celtic is and it would be a major buzz to go there.”