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Zenit to offer Celtic star James Forrest £70,000 per week - report

James Forrest of Celtic celebrates his goal with Callum McGregor during the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Celtic star is being linked with a move to Russia.

James Forrest of Celtic FC in action against Luis Aurelio of CFR Cluj   during the UEFA Champions League 2019

The Scottish Sun has reported that Zenit are offering Celtic winger James Forrest a whopping £70,000-a-week deal to join them.

The same publication claimed earlier in the week that the big-spending Russian side were readying a £12 million move for Forrest.

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Hoops boss Neil Lennon said on Monday that he isn't for sale and that Celtic want to keep him.

But Lennon will also know that money talks and The Scottish Sun's initial report indicated that the 28-year-old could consider a big-money switch.

 

Zenit could make the Scot a very rich man, given that he will presumably be offered at least a three-year contract, which equates to around £11 million in wages.

The Bhoys are set to offer him a new contract, but those figures ensure that Celtic will be blown out of the water entirely.

There is plenty of incentive to stay in Glasgow, with Lennon's side being two Premiership titles away from a historic 10-in-a-row.

But that wasn't enough to keep Brendan Rodgers or Kieran Tierney, so it remains to be seen if the Scotland international will be tempted by Zenit's reported offer.

James Forrest of Celtic shoots towards goal during the Scottish Cup Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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