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Chelsea are reportedly interested in Celtic defender Josip Juranovic.

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in Celtic defender Josip Juranovic. However, negotiations for the defender are going to be tough.

Celtic considers him a star defender for the present and future. The defender is also happy to stay with the Scottish giants for another season.

CHELSEA AND JOSIP JURANOVIC TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY

According to reports, Chelsea are looking to continue their summer spending. Owner Todd Boehly is also going to be busy during the last few weeks of the window. A number of players are going to be linked with the Blues. Another new name that has popped up is the Celtic defender Josip Juranovic. However, negotiations are going to be tough for the defender.

The right-back has just signed a new improved contract offer with Celtic. However, the report suggests an offer above £20m and a massive hike in wages would be difficult for the leader to resist. Although, Chelsea are unlikely to spend so much on a defender. The Blues are currently prioritizing signing an attacking player after selling Timo Werner and loaning out Romelu Lukaku.

THE PLAYER IS ALSO HAPPY TO STAY IN SCOTLAND

Juranovic has constantly stated how much he is happy at Celtic. However, playing for a London club in the Champions League might be too good for the player to resist. Celtic are also very happy to keep him at the club this summer. The reason is they struggle when the right-back does not play. A number of clubs have tracked his progress years ago before his move to Celtic.

Two years ago, Juranovic joined Legia Warsaw. At that time, his development was well seen by a number of top clubs. Chelsea have Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta in the right-back position. However, despite that Thomas Tuchel wants another full-back. There are also suggestions Manchester United are also after him after trying to sell Aaron-Wan Bissaka.

One thing is for sure, Celtic will also be keeping an eye on the situation. The Scottish club are likely to demand an inflated fee for their young full-back. However, one thing looks certain the full-back will have number of big clubs monitoring him next summer.

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