Report: Celtic remain hopeful of signing Chelsea teenager Ola Aina, face English competition

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Celtic are reportedly still keen on Chelsea defender Ola Aina.

According to the Daily Record, Celtic haven't given up hope of securing a deal for Chelsea full back Ola Aina, despite reports suggesting he has priced himself out of a move to Glasgow.

The Bhoys don't know who their manager will be next season, but it seems that the club are still pressing ahead with deals for possible signings for this summer's transfer window.

The Telegraph reported on Monday that they had been pursuing Chelsea right back Ola Aina, but they had abandoned their interest after the teenager - who has yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea - wanted to become Celtic's highest-paid player.

Aina, 19, has come up through the ranks at Chelsea, but like many young players before him, he has found a blocked path to the first team, and with his contract set to expire this summer, he is expected to leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.

Whilst initial reports from The Telegraph suggested a move to Celtic was off the table, the Daily Record say that isn't the case, and the Bhoys still hope to get a deal done.

It's claimed that Celtic's interest isn't dead and no specific terms have been mentioned just yet, but that English teams are also interested, and they could price Celtic out of the race.

Celtic only signed Saidy Janko from Manchester United last summer, but they appear keen to add another young right back behind Mikael Lustig - and that may or may not be Aina, with conflicting reports about his current situation with Celtic.

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