CELTIC have been warned they will not get priority target Andraz Sporar on the cheap.
Slovan Bratislava are not interested in doing business in the £3.5million range for their prolific striker.
The Hoops made an initial approach – as reported in CQN TWENTY-FOUR days ago – for the 25-year-old hitman and talks were ongoing over the weekend.
However, negotiations have stalled with the fee believed to be nearing £7million and no firm offer has been made for Sporar.
Now the Slovakian champions are threatening to sell him to the highest bidder.
The club’s general director Ivan Kmotrik has revealed Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon and Qatar outfit Al-Gharafa have cash offers for the frontman who has scored 20 goals in 26 games this season.
The supremo, in a media report, said: “On December 23, there was a meeting between SK Slovan Bratislava and Celtic FC in the presence of Sporar’s player agent.
“We discussed with Celtic the possibilities for a potential transfer.
“Celtic responded that they would send an official proposal. But they didn’t make any more calls and didn’t send any proposal after our meeting.
“We’re a bit surprised and we don’t know now what is the situation with Celtic’s interest in Sporar.”
Slovan are pushing ahead with plans to sign Lokomotiv Plovdiv hitman Alen Ozbolt as Sporar’s replacement as they prepare to sell Sporar to the highest bidder.