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Neil Lennon confirms interest in Slovenian striker

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Padraig Whelan

Andraž Šporar’s name has been linked strongly to Celtic over the past week and manager Neil Lennon admitted that he is keen on the in-form striker.

The Slovan Bratislava forward has made a big impact in this season’s Europa League, where he scored five goals in the group stage.

That has led to interest from the Bhoys, with the man in charge discussing Šporar on Friday.

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“He’s an option and is one of a number we’re looking at,” Lennon told reporters ahead of Saturday’s clash with Aberdeen.

“But we haven’t made a bid.”

That is contrary to recent comments from Slovan director Ivan Kmotrik, who claimed that an offer had been received from the Scottish champions.

“We aren’t only in touch with Celtic, there is interest from other big clubs in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium,” Kmotrik told his club’s official website.

“There is already huge interest and we expect even more clubs will come forward with offers in January.

“It’s true that Celtic have sent us an offer and shown huge interest in Šporar.”

The 25-year-old arrived from Basel last year but will not be sold for a fee lower than £6m if he does leave this winter.

If he does make the move to the east end of Glasgow, Šporar would have the distinction of being the first Slovenian ever to pull on the hoops.

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