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CELTIC IN TALKS WITH £11m ACE

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CELTIC are in negotiations with Peterborough’s 24-goal striker Ivan Toney.

Nick Hammond, the Hoops’ head of football operations, is attempting to thrash out a deal for the hitman, according to a report in the Scottish Sun on Sunday.

Toney has been recommended to the nine-in-a-row champions by former Posh assistant manager Gavin Strachan who saw the 24-year-old blast his way to the top of the League One scoring charts before taking over as Damien Duff’s successor at Parkhead.

The English outfit have already accepted an offer from Brentford – thought to be in the region of £11milllion, but Hammond has not given up hope of landing the ex-Newcastle striker.

Peterborough chief Barry Fry revealed he had kept Celtic informed of other interest in Toney, as CQN reported during the week.

And that has brought Neil Lennon’s side back to the table to hold talks with the exciting prospect.

Fry brought in Toney from the Tyneside club for a bargain £350,000 two years ago and has watched the attacker flourish at Peterborough.

The raider is believed to be changing agents, but his switch will not be completed until September 1 and that could allow the Hoops the opportunity to make their pitch before he decides where his future lies.

 
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