Josip Juranovic has today been linked with a move to both Chelsea and Manchester United, via a report on 90min.com
The main focus of the report centres around interest in signing the Celtic right-back from Chelsea and they merely state that ‘they understand’ that the London club, which has already spent almost £100m this summer on bringing in Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella, are now focussing on Juranovic.
‘Denzel Dumfries and Kyle Walker-Peters are on their list of options, but 90min can reveal that Chelsea have been doing background work on Juranovic for a number of weeks and are now considering making a move.’
The report notes that the Croatian right-back joined Celtic last summer from Legia Warsaw in a £2.5m deal and went on to have a brilliant season for Celtic, helping the club win the Scottish Premiership and the League Cup before establishing himself as the first choice Croatian right back.
The earlier interest from Atletico Madrid is mentioned and Manchester United are also mentioned as a club watching the in demand Ange Postecoglou signing.
’90min also understands that Juranovic is on Manchester United’s radar as a possible solution to their right-back issues.
‘Erik Ten Hag is ready to let Aaron Wan-Bissaka leave the club this summer, and despite starting with Diogo Dalot at the weekend – he wants an upgrade. United have also asked about Inter’s Dumfries, who Chelsea have held talks about.’
They also recognise that Celtic would be looking for a minimum fee of £15m if they were to allow Juranovic to leave.
Ange Postecoglou, speaking recently about the Leicester City interest in Matt O’Riley said that he welcomed interest in his players because it meant that they were performing well for Celtic. Just one year into his contract, Juranovic is going nowhere unless the deal is so good that Celtic can’t refuse. Ange holds all the cards on this one.
Chelsea considering move for Celtic's Josip Juranovic, who is also on Man Utd's radar.
Despite new deal for Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea want another right-back.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) August 10, 2022
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Chelsea are considering a move for Celtic right-back Josip Juranovic with Thomas Tuchel looking to add to the area.
Juranovic who was subject to interest from Atletico Madrid earlier in the window is also on the radar of Man Utd.
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) August 10, 2022