Report: Celtic prepared to pay £1 million for Chris Gunter

Wales' Chris Gunter applauds the fans at the end of the game

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly willing to activate the full backs release clause at Reading.

Wales' Chris Gunter applauds the fans at the end of the gameWales' Chris Gunter applauds the fans at the end of the game

According to the Daily Mail, Celtic are willing to trigger the £1 million release clause in Chris Gunter’s contract at Reading.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to improve his squad this summer after replacing Ronny Deila last month.

He has already secured the capture of Moussa Dembele from Fulham, with the youngster heading to Scotland earlier this week.

Wales' Chris Gunter, Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley celebrate after the matchWales' Chris Gunter, Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley celebrate after the match

The Northern Irishman is now turning his attention towards improving the defence and right back is one area he is keen to add in.

That has led him to identifying Gunter as a target, having been impressed by the performances the full back has put in at Euro 2016.

He has been a key member of the Wales squad that has shone in France in reaching the semi final stage of the competition.

Wales' Chris Gunter in action with Northern Ireland's Stuart DallasWales' Chris Gunter in action with Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas

He is also likely to have received positive reports from assistant Chris Davies, who worked with the player at Reading before moving to Celtic in May.

The full back would represent a steal at £1 million, and that relatively low cost has Rodgers weighing up the pros and cons of a move, according to the Daily Mail.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

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