The 22-year-old South Korea international's stocks have risen in recent months and the Hoops manager admits he's on his radar, while adding Ki Sung-Yueng may soon move on
The 22-year-old South Korea international, who currently plays with Japanese outfit Cerezo Osaka, told reporters in his homeland on Tuesday that his agent was working on a move to Europe.
Kim highlighted Cardiff and Celtic as "possible destinations" and Lennon admitted he had been on Celtic's radar.
"He's a player that we've been linked with but there's nothing more on that just now," Lennon said according to the Daily Mail.
"There will be a lot of players we'll be linked with but we've narrowed it down to a few. He's a creative type of player but there's nothing more in it right now.
"We've narrowed it down to a few positions and the boys back home are working away at it."
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay refused to comment on a potential move for Kim.
“I never talk about any players who are with another club," Mackay said according to Wales Online.
Meanwhile, Ilgan Sports has reported that Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is on the verge of joining QPR.
South Korean media had expected Ki to be the player unveiled by Mark Hughes' side on Monday, however Park Ji-Sung was confirmed by the London club.
Lennon had told the Scottish Sun earlier in the week: "He’s going to be linked with other clubs. He’s a good player.
“We had interest from a Russian club but rebuffed their offer and we’ve not heard back since. He seems pretty happy here but everyone’s in the same boat — there will come a time when we have to sell because everyone has their price. Not just Ki but every player in the squad, like we did with Aiden McGeady.”