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BOSS CLEARS UP £7m RIDDLE

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NEIL LENNON has cleared up the transfer riddle concerning Slovan Bratislava striker Andraz Sporar, as CQN reported yesterday.

The Celtic boss admitted the hitman IS on the champions’ radar and may be an option in next month’s transfer window.

Lennon had earlier played down the club’s interest in the prolific Slovenian, but he has now revealed the 25-year-old attacker could be a potential target.

The plot thickened on Thursday when Bratislava chief Ivan Kmotrick claimed the Hoops had made a “specific offer” – believed to be an enquiry of around £5.5million – for the man who leads the scoring charts in Slovakia.

The Hoops gaffer, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “We haven’t made a bid. We are looking at options going forward, but there’s been no bid from us.

“He is an option and one of a number we are looking at.”

Lennon acknowledges he needs to bring in support for Odsonne Edouard with back-up frontmen Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo struggling to contribute goals in this campaign.

Both have been beset by injuries and the Scotland international has claimed only three goals while the Ivorian has one, a headed effort in the 5-0 Betfred League Cup quarter-final win over Partick Thistle in September.

The lack of striking options led to Lewis Morgan leading the line as a makeshift attack-leader in a few games, including the League Cup Final earlier this month.

Bratislava have now slapped a transfer tag of around £7million on their hottest property, but it is unlikely the champions will be drawn into a bidding war.

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