CELTIC have NOT slapped a £15million price tag on the head of Josip Juranovic.

Reports elsewhere erroneously stated the Croatia international right-back, 11 months into a five-year contract, could be sold at that level of transfer fee.

However, the 26-year’s old’s representative, Hussein Algaaod, has moved to correct the situation and emphasised the champions, who bought the versatile defender from Legia Warsaw for £2.5million last summer, are not interested in parting with Juranovic.

ON THE SPOT…Josip Juranovic prepares to fire in a penalty in the 4-3 loss to Real Betis in Seville in September.

The agent was quick to talk down suggestions of an imminent departure and informed Index: “So far, several clubs from the five leagues have shown interest in bringing him in, but there is no concrete agreement.”

Atletico Madrid were linked with the player, as CQN reported yesterday, and clubs across the border are also said to be showing an interest in the impressive performer who had a convincing debut campaign in the east end of Glasgow.

Juranovic and Anthony Ralston provided Ange Postecoglou with solid competition for the No.2 position which had been a problem slot the previous year when Neil Lennon brought in Jonjoe Kenny on loan from Everton in January, but the Goodison player failed to impress.

And the Croatian star underlined his adaptability by switching to the left flank on occasion and, in fact, played in both roles during the 2-1 Premier Sports League Cup Final triumph over Hibs at Hampden on December 19.

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