Report: Celtic return for negotiations over Milan Djuric, player forcing Bhoys transfer

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Celtic are reportedly in talks with Cesena over a deal for Milan Djuric.

According to The Sunday Post, Celtic have been given a boost in their pursuit of Cesena striker Milan Djuric - with the player trying to force through a move.

The Bhoys are in need of a new striker after John Guidetti returned to Manchester City at the end of his loan stay in Glasgow, and manager Ronny Deila will be casting his net far and wide to find a new hitman.

The Sunday Post believe that Celtic had a £715,000 bid for Cesena's Djuric rejected last week, with the Italian club seeking a fee closer to £2.24m.

Now though, the report states that Djuric has told Cesena that he wants to join Celtic, with Champions League football on offer at Celtic Park.

With Cesena now seemingly resigned to losing the Bosnian international, the Sunday Post believe that Celtic are now back in negotiations for Djuric - and even note that a compromise could be struck to the value of just over £1m, with Djuric expected to join in time for pre-season training, according to their report.

A new style of play?

25-year-old Djuric has one cap for Bosnia, and whilst he has scored just seven goals in 72 games for Cesena, he would give Celtic a new dimension.

Djuric stands at a huge 6ft 5in, and possesses great strength and aerial ability - attributes Celtic didn't have with Leigh Griffiths, John Guidetti and Stefan Scepovic.

Djuric would give Celtic a different element in attack, enabling Deila to play a more direct style of play, and whilst that won't be Celtic's default style, it would certainly give Deila a Plan B.

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