Report: Celtic rivalling Bundesliga clubs for Polish defender Rafal Janicki

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Celtic are reportedly keen on signing Lechia Gdansk defender Rafal Janicki.

As reported by Przeglad Sportowy in Poland, Celtic are keen on signing the young Polish centre-half this summer, although they face competition from a selection of Bundesliga clubs.

Janicki, 22, has played for Lechia since the summer of 2010, and his impressive form this season has seen him called up to the Polish international squad in recent months. He has yet to make his debut for his country, but he is sure to feature this summer after recent call-ups.

A central-defender by trade, Janicki can also play at both full-back positions, and he has made 32 appearances this term for Lechia. In total he has played 115 games for the club, captaining them on occasion this term, helping them to a fourth placed finish in the Ekstraklasa, with 42 goals conceded in 34 games.

Along with Ronny Deila’s men, Janicki has been drawing admiring glances from a selection of Bundesliga clubs, with Hamburg, Koln and Hannover interested in securing his services this summer, as well as Gent in Belgium.

The report states that Lechia are willing to cash in on the young defender this summer, and will accept transfer negotiations should a club make a formal approach for him.

Celtic are looking to revamp their defensive unit at the end of this campaign, with Jason Denayer set to return to Manchester City at the end of his loan deal, and Virgil van Dijk seemingly pushing for a move away with a number of clubs interested in his services.

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