Report: Swansea targeting Celtic star Callum McGregor, price tag makes deal unlikely

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Swansea are reportedly interested in signing Celtic ace Callum McGregor.

According to The Sun, Swansea City are interested in signing Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor - but have been put off by the £3m valuation on his head.

The Swans are going through a tough spell on the pitch right now, and Saturday's 3-0 home defeat to Leicester City has cranked up the pressure on manager Garry Monk.

It remains to be seen whether Monk makes it to the January transfer window, but whether it's him or another manager in charge, Swansea need to bring in some new faces next month.

The Sun report that Swansea scouts have been up in Scotland searching for new transfer targets, and have been particularly impressed with Celtic youngster Callum McGregor.

The 22-year-old has come up through the ranks with the Bhoys, and has recently impressed under Ronny Deila, especially having scored against Ajax in the Europa League last month.

Now, Celtic may have to deal with interest in their latest homegrown star, but The Sun suggest that Celtic's £3m asking price is putting Swansea off making a move for the Scot.

Having lost Virgil van Dijk to the Premier League on deadline day in September, Celtic will be keen to keep hold of their talent, and that alleged £3m asking price appears to be enough to put Swansea off making a move for McGregor - for now, at least.

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