Report: Celtic make £300,000 offer for Ljuban Crepulja; face rival interest from Italy

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Celtic have made a formal approach for Ljuban Crepulja.

Celtic have made an official offer for Slaven Belupo talent Ljuban Crepulja, the Daily Record reports.

The fee has been accepted, and all that is left is for Crepulja, 22, to agree personal terms and pass a medical with the Bhoys.

The youngster arrived in Glasgow earlier this week to take part in a trial with Ronny Delia’s men, and he has clearly done enough to impress the head coach.

A move to Celtic looks just on the horizon, but TMW have reported that Chievo Verona of Italy also want the youngster.

They have started tracking him, but they could have left their interest too late with the youngster already in Scotland to complete a deal.

Crepulja will arrive at Celtic with a reputation as one of the better rated youth talents in Croatian football. A former youth international, he started his career with Sagest, before moving to Lokomotiva and then into Dinamo Zagreb’s youth system.

He left having not made an appearance for Zagreb’s first-team, and moved to Hrvatski Dragovoljac, playing 28 goals and scoring one goal.

His form saw Slaven Beluop sign him, and he has impressed since moving. 87 games have brought a return of three goals and eight assists, with the youngster impressing in a defensive midfield role.

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