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According to reports, Queens Park Rangers made a second effort to sign Linfield's winger Smyth.
UEFA have confirmed a one-match Champions League ban has been handed to Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths.
Celtic will hope the focus is solely on football when the Scottish champions host Linfield in the return leg of their Champions League second round qualifier on Wednesday.
UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic and Linfield over incidents at last week's Champions League tie, European football's governing body announced on Monday.
Linfield will investigate a bottle-throwing incident involving Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths that occurred during the Scottish club's 2-0 win in Friday's Champions League second qualifying round.
Fears of sectarian clashes have prompted Scottish champions Celtic to refuse to make tickets available to their own fans for a potentially explosive European match in Belfast as it clashes with a key Protestant celebration, the club said Friday.
The second qualifying round of the Champions League could see Scottish title-holders Celtic visit Belfast's Linfield.
Only a handful of days after Real Madrid emerged victorious of the 2016/17 Champions League in Cardiff, the 2017/18 edition is already underway.
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