Transfer Latest: Celtic star Josip Juranovic linked with Chelsea and Manchester United

Josip Juranovic has today been linked with a move to both Chelsea and Manchester United, via a report on

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.

Celtic’s Croatian defender Josip Juranovic (L) and Celtic’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Pedro Neves Filipe celebrate after the Scottish Premiership football match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on February 2, 2022. – Celtic won the match 3-0. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

’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.

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

Comments are closed.