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Report: Lazio interested in Celtic's Jozo Simunovic

Celtic's Jozo Simunovic in action with Rangers' Jason Holt

Lazio are the latest club to show interest in the Celtic star, according to Italian reports.

Rangers' Josh Windass in action with Celtic's Jozo Simunovic

The latest Celtic player to be linked with a move away is Jozo Simunovic.

The Croatian centre-half helped the Hoops to a domestic treble last season with a brilliant individual campaign and, as a result, interest is growing.

According to The Daily Mail, Burnley, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United are keen on the 22-year-old, but Calcio Dangolo report that Lazio might also throw their hat in the ring and try to lure Simunovic to Rome this summer.

Celtic's Jozo Simunovic in action with Rangers' Barrie McKay

And, bizarrely, Calcio Dangolo claim that Celtic value him at £4.3 million (€5m), with The Mail previously touting an £8 million valuation.

The likelyhood is that both price tags are significantly false, given his performances last season, his age and the fact that he has three years left on his contract.

Celtic's Jozo Simunovic in action with Rangers' Jason Holt

In today's market, Celtic could justifiably demand at least £16 million for the young defender - and they should.

The Hoops have an abundance of big-money assets these days and manager Brendan Rodgers shouldn't even entertain the idea of selling him unless a realistic offer is tabled.

Celtic's Jozo Simunovic in action

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