Report: Celtic reluctant to meet Jack Hendry's £1.5m asking price

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic and assistant Chris Davies look on during a Celtic training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown...

Celtic are keen to bring Dundee defender Jack Hendry in this month, but his asking price is putting the Hoops off slightly.

Jack Hendry of Dundee in action during the pre season friendly between Brechin City and Dundee at Glebe Park on July 11, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

According to a report from The Sunday Post, Celtic's move for Dundee defender Jack Hendry is in some doubt with the Hoops not willing to meet their Scottish Premiership rivals' demands.

The Bhoys appear to be keen to strengthen their defensive options during this window, despite signing Marvin Compper from RB Leipzig, after allowing Erik Sviatchenko to return to Denmark on loan.

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Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And it appears that Hendry is one player who Celtic have their eye on. The Sunday Post reports that Dundee want £1.5 million for the 22-year-old, and that price is leaving Brendan Rodgers reluctant about making a move.

It is perhaps a surprise that Celtic are not ready to meet the demands for Hendry as the seven-figure asking price is arguably not a lot of money in today's game, especially as the Daily Mail reported towards the end of December that the Hoops had made a £500,000 bid anyway

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic and assistant Chris Davies look on during a Celtic training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown...

The Mail suggested that Hendry has just 18 months left on his contract, so perhaps that is the factor that is putting Rodgers off the idea of increasing his bid significantly during this window.

It is perhaps a dangerous game that Celtic are playing not meeting Hendry's asking price. The Mail named three Premier League sides who were also keen on the centre-back, and they may have little hesitation meeting Dundee's asking price, especially now that Celtic are taking time considering their next move. 

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