CELTIC have been “aggressive” in their interest in Slovan Bratislava striker Andraz Sporar, according to the club chief Ivan Kmotrik.

And the supremo also revealed talks are ongoing with the champions for the £7million-rated frontman who has scored 20 goals this seasson, five in the Europa League.

Neil Lennon has already confirmed the 25-year-old Slovenian international attacker is among players being considered as he looks to strengthen his squad in next month’s transfer window, as CQN reported.

Kmotrik admitted to the Slovak media that he was due in Vienna for discussions with representatives from the Parkhead club.

Sporar’s original valuation was around the £5million bracket, but it has soared since news of the Hoops’ interest was leaked.

Kmotrik, speaking to Sport24, said: “There are many people interested in Andraz and Celtic is the most aggressive yet.

“We have a meeting with the representatives of this club right now and we’ll see what happens.

“So far nothing is clear. We still don’t have an offer we would like to accept.

“We will not sell him cheaply. His quality not only corresponds to the Slovak League, but also to the European level. We saw it in the Europa League.

“An offer of two, three or five million euros would be disastrous. His market value is much higher.”

Lennon acknowledged he needs support for Odsonne Edouard up front with Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo struggling for form and fitness.

The Scotland international has netted only three goals this term while the Ivorian has contributed one.


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