Report: Celtic launch bid to sign Aberdeen centre-back Scott McKenna

Celtic Manager, Brendan Rodgers looks on during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and AEK Athens at Celtic Park Stadium on August 8, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are reportedly stepping up their transfer pursuit with Dons' defender McKenna in Brendan Rodgers' sights.

Scott McKenna of Scotland listens to the anthem during the International Friendly match between Hungary and Scotland at Groupama Arena on March 27, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

Celtic will have to pay a lot of money if they want to raid Scottish Premiership rivals Aberdeen for star centre-back Scott McKenna this month.

As reported by the Daily Record, The Dons are reluctant to lose any more of their players on the cheap, particularly after Jonny Hayes moved to Parkhead for just £1.3 million in 2017. As a result, they are demanding a mammoth £10 million for McKenna.

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But this hefty valuation hasn’t stopped Celtic from making a move for the 21-year-old centre-back.

According to the Scottish Sun, The Hoops have now made their first bid for McKenna in an attempt to test Aberdeen’s resolve with less than two weeks remaining before the transfer window slams shut.

Scott McKenna of Aberdeen in action during the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Burnley and Aberdeen at Turf Moor on August 2, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Dons boss Derek McInnes has set his stall out by claiming that McKenna was not for sale this summer. But it remains to be seen whether Celtic’s offer could make them think overwise, though it is not known just yet how much Brendan Rodgers’ side have offered.

A £10 million fee would make McKenna, who captained Scotland on only his fourth international appearance against Mexico this year, the club’s all-time record signing.

Though some fans would argue that sorting out a nervy looking defence is just priceless.

Jesus Manuel Corona of Mexico struggles for the ball with Scott McKenna of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Mexico v Scotland at Estadio Azteca on June 2, 2018 in...

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