Will Stoke’s £5million offer for Scott McKenna, prompt Celtic bid?

STOKE CITY have made a £5million bid to sign Aberdeen central defender Scott McKenna.

Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of McKenna and had a £3.5million bid rejected in the summer transfer window. Aston Villa also submitted a higher bid, believed to have been for £6million but the Dons rejected both.

Now though Stoke are the first side to try to tempt the Scotland defender away from Pittodrie with their £5million offer, which is reported this evening in the Daily Mail.

Celtic are in the hunt for a new central defender in this window, despite Brendan previously stating that he would wait until the summer to recruit central defenders. However his first picks, Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic are both out of the team to play St Johnstone this evening – a story that The Celtic Star broke on Monday – see HERE.

Boyata is due back shortly but Benkovic looks set to be out for around a month. Tonight Celtic will have Jozo Simunovic alongside Kristoffer Ajer.

Whether Stoke’s move will prompt a counter offer from Celtic will become known in the next 24 hours or so. Stay tuned!

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