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Report: Celtic negotiating new contract with Kristoffer Ajer

Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic controls the ball during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic are looking to tie Kristoffer Ajer to a new contract.

Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic FC in action  during the UEFA Champions League 2019

Celtic have decided to initiate new contract talks with centre-back Kristoffer Ajer, report The Daily Record.

The centre-back is one of Celtic's star players and Neil Lennon has no desire to sell him.

 

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was linked with a £15 million raid on Ajer earlier this month by The Sun.

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Rodgers' Leicester have £80 million to spend after cashing in on Harry Maguire close to the deadline, and did not sign a replacement.

Celtic are keen to ward off Leicester and other suitors by handing Ajer a new contract.

6th May 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Kris Ajer races away from Kyle Lafferty

Ajer signed a four-year contract last summer but The Daily Record report Celtic want to hand him a new deal regardless to ensure he knows how valued he is at the club.

Celtic lost Dedryck Boyata on a free transfer earlier this year and appear to have learned their lesson.

They are also under no financial pressure despite their Champions League exit, thanks to cashing in on Kieran Tierney.

Italian outlet TMW claimed earlier this month that Ajer was on AC Milan's shortlist, and their transfer window is still open.

Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic controls the ball during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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