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Josip Juranovic: Celtic right-back is a target for Chelsea and Barcelona

Celtic want to keep Juranovic at Glasgow and have negotiated a new and improved contract. However, neither side was able to reach an agreement before he left for the World Cup in Qatar.

The 27-year-old still has more than three-and-a-half years left on his current contract and it is understandable that Celtic will look to sit down with Juranovic again when he returns from a post-World Cup break, but the Scotsman won the competition. opponents are preparing offers amid interest from Premier League and European clubs.

Juranovic has been given a week off from Croatia’s World Cup campaign and will be assessed for an injury that kept him out of third place in the play-off against Morocco.

Celtic have announced the signing of Canadian right-back Alistair Johnston on a five-year deal. The Hoops have paid an initial fee of £3.5m for the CF Montreal defender, who will officially join the club in January.

“All these speculations, let me tell you now; We don’t have an offer for any player,” said the Australian.

While Juranovic is in demand and defender Stephen Welsh could also leave in January, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed last week that none of his players have been approached.

“People can talk about offers and clubs want them, but I can’t spend time chasing shadows or what’s in the press every morning because I would spend all day talking to them.

“As I continue to tell people, what I see is what awaits me every day here in training. If there’s a problem or if a player has an idea about their future, I’m sure they’ll come to me and Michael (Nicholson, CEO) will talk to their rep.

“But right now it’s nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. Nothing happened.” Barcelona president Joan Laporta said last month that the club would still have difficulty signing a contract in January despite an improved financial situation.

He said: “The levers have been taken, it is the economic activities that have saved the club from ruin, and now the club is in the process of economic recovery. “But despite that, according to the financial fair play of the Spanish league, we could not sign the contract.

“We and other La Liga clubs are also trying to convince La Liga to be more flexible and allow us to have other interpretations that can make Barcelona even stronger.”

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