CHERRIES winger Jordon Ibe is “open to taking a pay cut” to join Scottish giants Celtic, according to Football Insider.

The former Liverpool man, who has not played a first-team game for the Dorset club since September, sees his contract at Vitality Stadium expire in June.

And Football Insider claim Ibe is preparing to move on after four years with Eddie Howe’s men – the report says Celtic also had a loan bid rejected for him last summer.

Londoner Ibe has featured 92 times at first-team level for Cherries, scoring five goals and registering nine assists in all competitions.

Asked whether he had played his final game for the club earlier this month, manager Howe replied: “I’m not going to give you a definitive answer to that.

“I’d be foolish if I sat here and said ‘no, he’s played his last game’ and then he ended up playing again. I never shut the door on anybody until they have left the club.

“But certainly, he’s got a long way back from here.

“His contract is up at the end of the season but, as I said, I have been in the game long enough to know things can change very quickly – let’s see.”