Date: 22nd June 2019 at 11:22pm
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Celtic have had a £5m bid for Scott McKenna knocked back by Aberdeen, according to a report in The Sun.

Brendan Rodgers had two bids knocked back for the defender last summer but it seems that the interest in the 22-year-old has been inherited by Neil Lennon.

After losing Filip Benkovic and Dedryck Boyata Celtic are light on central defenders with The Sun reporting:

ABERDEEN have knocked back a domestic record £5million bid from Celtic for stopper Scott McKenna. SunSport understands the Dons are refusing to budge from their £10m valuation of the Scotland star.

Jozo Simunovic and Jack Hendry were the only established central defenders at training last week at Lennoxtown but both suffered lengthy injury absences last season.

Kris Ajer will join up with his club team-mates in Austria during the week but most managers like to have four central defenders to call upon.

Teenagers Stephen Welsh and Robbie Deas will be with the first team squad in Austria and Switzerland but are unlikely to be considered for Champions League qualifiers.

Having agreed a fee in the region of £3m for teenager David Turnbull Celtic are likely to find that valuation as the benchmark for future domestic transfers.