‘CELTIC MAKE £2.65m BID FOR SERB,’ ACCORDING TO REPORTS

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CELTIC have made a £2.65million move for Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic, according to reports in Turkey.

The 32-year-old Serbian international has been linked with the champions since the January transfer window opened.

Now, apparently, Brendan Rodgers has slapped in a bid, but there are indications the Turks will not sell for anything less than £3.5million.

The Hoops have already added a centre-back to the squad this month with the £1million purchase of Marvin Compper, also 32, from RB Leipzig.

Rodgers is looking to shore up the centre of his rearguard after yesterday’s loan move of Erik Sviatchenko back to former club Midtjylland for the remainder of the campaign.

Tosic, capped 21-times, started all six of Besiktas’ Champions League Group G matches as they won through to the last 16 of the competition.

However, the club have just signed Domagoj Vida and could now listen to offers for the player.

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