Celtic are ramping up efforts to land their transfer targets ahead of the new Champions League campaign which kicks off in under a months time.

Peter Lawwell has already successfully negotiated a bid for Motherwell’s David Turnbull and now they are discussing personal terms. 

The club aren’t stopping there though and nor can they afford to because news overnight has been confirmed Celtic have serious interest in 26-year-old French centre back Christopher Jullien.

RecordSport has revealed the Scottish Champions are in talks with Toulouse over a potential transfer but they have also now confirmed the price Peter Lawwell has been quoted to land the Frenchman.

The report reads: “The Parkhead club’s chief executive Peter Lawwell has initially been quoted a price of around £8m for the towering 26-year-old but Celtic expect that fee to rise in the coming days as the interest in Jullien heats up.”

Celtic are in desperate need of at least one quality centre back as well as a new right back after losing a whole defence to loans ending and contracts expiring. Boyata and Benkovic are both gone from the club and they need to be replaced. Jozo and Ajer staying fit for an entire season is almost impossible and after those two the club are very thin on the ground when it comes to defensive options.


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