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£2m transfer fee put on reported Celtic target

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St Johnstone are looking for a fee of around £2m for Ali McCann.

The midfielder had an outstanding season with the double cup winners and also made his international debut for Northern Ireland.

St Johnstone’s success has come at a price with interest from other clubs in a number of their players with Celtic credited with an interest in McCann.

The hoops will have extensive detail on every SPFL Premiership player, after 67 league matches his strengths will be well known to Celtic’s recruitment team.

The Sun reports:

Saints chairman Steve Brown wants more than the £1.75million Blackburn paid for current boss Callum Davidson in 1998.

He said: “If Ali is going to go, it will be north of that figure. There’s been interest – Ali in particular, a Northern Ireland international.

“If the right offer comes along and a player wants to leave, which is another thing you have to take into consideration, then we will sell but it will be at a price we are happy with.”

With Scott Brown joining Aberdeen and doubts over the future of Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham Celtic’s midfield is in need of strengthening. On top of that Callum McGregor and David Turnbull are in Scotland’s squad for the European Championships.

McCann is under contract with St Johnstone until May 2023 according to Transfermarkt.

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