Celtic manager Ronny Delia will not move for Aiden McGeady in January

The Scottish champions have ruled out a move for the out-of-favour winger

Ronny Delia will not make a move for Everton's Aiden McGeady this month, with the out-of-favour winger linked with a move to his former club.

The Celtic boss has made no approach made for the 29-year-old, with previous reports claiming that his wage demands would break structures in place at the club.

McGeady made his breakthrough at Celtic before his move to Spartak Moskow in 2010.

Celtic assistant manager, John Collins, says that the rumoured move would not be possible.

“I don’t think it was realistic,” said Collins when asked whether the Scottish champions would attempt to bring back McGeady.

"He is a Premier League player on Premier League wages.

"We have always got to be realistic. We have budgets and there is a big gap between the Premier League and the Championship and our league. I would rule that out, yes".

Meanwhile, Anthony Stokes has also been told that he can go out on loan.

The Republic of Ireland forward has been excluded from manager Ronny Deila's plans this season, only featuring twice.

Stokes was recently suspended for two weeks for tweeting his dissatisfaction at being left out of the squad after travelling to Inverness.

Collins reaffirmed that Stokes' future is in his own hands, and that he may go out on loan to Caley Thistle after manager John Hughes was believed to have enquired about the striker.

"It signals it for the rest of this season if he goes on loan" he said, when asked if this would signal the end of his career at the club.

"But you never know in football. The door is always open. The manager and Anthony have decided it would be good for him to get some game time.

"There has been a relationship with those two (Hughes and Stokes) before, they have worked well with each other in the past so it might be a good place for Anthony to go".