Celtic informed of Tonev fee

The agent of Aleksandar Tonev, who has been linked with Celtic,

claims a deal could be done for his client at ?2m.

The Hoops are believed to be weighing up a summer approach for

the Lech Poznan winger.

It was suggested that they would need to part with around

?3million for the highly-rated 23-year-old.

Tonev’s representative claims that figure may be slightly

inflated, but has warned Celtic they will need to act quickly if

they wish to push through a transfer, with Serie A giants Lazio

having also expressed an interest.

Gianfranco Cicchetti said in the Daily Record: “During the

winter break, several Italian clubs showed interest in him, but we

could not do a deal.

“Then the price was ?1.5m, but after his recent excellent

displays and his hat-trick for Bulgaria against Malta, I would say

the transfer is close to ?2m.

“It’s best to do a deal as soon as possible because that price

could rise further if he keeps going like this.

“It’s no secret Lazio are most keen. They have been watching him

for over a year.”