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SportCeltic leading the race to sign Luca Connell in bargain deal

13:05  12 june  2019
13:05  12 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Neil Lennon keen on Bolton midfielder Luca Connell

Neil Lennon keen on Bolton midfielder Luca Connell Celtic manager Neil Lennon is hoping to raid his former side Bolton Wanderers this summer to land highly-rated midfielder Luca Connell, according to the Bolton News. The 18-year-old was recently included in the Republic of Ireland senior squad for the first time and has been linked with moves to Sheffield United, Leeds United, Wolves and Norwich City in recent weeks. Celtic’s rivals Rangers are also thought to be keen on the midfielder, who looks set to leave Bolton this summer following their relegation to League One.

Celtic and Wolverhampton Wanderers are among the clubs reportedly interested in Luca Connell of Bolton Wanderers. According to The Daily Record, Celtic have an advantage in the race for Luca Connell over Wolverhampton The versatile player will be a smart long-term signing for any club

Rangers have joined the race to sign Luca Connell this summer, with a report from the Daily Mail suggesting that Steven Gerrard's men are out in front in the It would be an outstanding statement from Rangers if they could capitalise on their current position in the race and get a deal across the line.

Celtic leading the race to sign Luca Connell in bargain deal © Harry Trump/Getty Images Sport Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers - FA Cup Fourth Round

Celtic are now considered to be among the favourites in the race to sign Bolton youngster Luca Connell.

According to the Daily Mail, the highly-rated young midfielder is free to leave Bolton for a move abroad for a bargain fee of just £240,000.

Due to compensation rules, similar to the deal that saw Celtic sign Moussa Dembele from Fulham all those years ago, clubs from abroad would only be required to play a small fee to acquire his services this summer.

Celtic leading the race to sign Luca Connell in bargain deal © Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Sport Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Sport

Connell is expected to leave Bolton in the coming weeks with the club in disarray off the pitch and Celtic are now leading the race to snap him up.

Born in England, Connell is expected to pursue an international career with the Republic of Ireland, having recently been called up to one of their training camps.

It is believed that Celtic’s strong Irish connection could help sway a deal in their favour ahead of other potential suitors.

Bournemouth join race to sign Celtic target David Turnbull.
Celtic face competition in their pursuit of Motherwell’s 19-year-old playmaker David Turnbull, with Premier League Side Bournemouth now having reportedly registered their interest, according to the Daily Record. Neil Lennon’s men have already seen a £3 million bid rejected by the Fir Park side, and with speculation over the player’s future only intensifying by the day, it is unlikely that Turnbull will leave on the cheap this summer. The MailSport understands that Eddie Howe is set to turn his attention to Turnbull potentially as a direct replacement for Ryan Fraser who has been touted with a £30 million move to Arsenal after finishing the season with seven goals an

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