Greg Taylor wants to join Celtic before the transfer window slams shut though Kilmarnock have told the Premiership champions that it will take £3 million take the left-back way from Rugby Park, as reported by the Daily Record.
Time is running out for Celtic to replace Kieran Tierney and, despite recent links with Rosenborg’s Norway international Birger Meling, it seems that Taylor is still the club’s number one target.
The Record claims that the one-time Rangers youngster is keen on a return to Glasgow, something Kilmarnock chairman Billy Bowie is very much aware of, and Celtic are expected to make an opening bid of £1 million.
They could even kill two birds with one stone by offering Jack Hendry, the forgotten centre-back who hasn’t played a minute for the first team since Neil Lennon took over in February, as part of the deal. Helpfully, Killie are interested in the former Dundee defender.
But Angelo Alessio’s side want £3 million for their prized asset and that price-tag could prove a potential sticking point with talks set to get underway after Celtic made contact with Kilmarnock on Thursday night.
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo has been a mixed bag since he arrived in Scotland from Rapid Vienna this summer and, thanks to the departures of Tierney and Emilio Izaguirre, Lennon was forced to put Callum McGregor in at left-back for that disastrous defeat to Cluj.
Fortunately, Bolingoli produced his best performance in Celtic colours during the 2-0 Europa League qualifying victory against AIK Stockholm – but he still needs some competition.
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