Lyon have had a bid of around £6million rejected for Le Havre forward Tino Kadewere – according to a report.
Renowned French outlet L’Equipe report that the Ligue 1 side bid around €7million (£6million) for the free-scoring forward who they have identified as a January recruitment option.
However, the Ligue 2 outfit rejected the proposals with the report saying they want “much more” for the Zimbabwe international.
Earlier this month, we told you how Celtic had been monitoring the progress of Kadewere.
The Daily Mail report also mentioned Southampton and Bournemouth as potential destinations for the striker, and that’s something the L’Equipe report agrees with – as it mentions “several English clubs” targeting Kadewere.
One thing that the latest French update has let us know is that we will have to stump up a fair amount of money if we want Kadewere.
The fact Le Havre have already rejected a £6milion offer and want “much more” surely means we’re talking close to eight figures for the 24-year-old.
Celtic are unlikely to fork out more big money on a striker this month
We don’t even know if Neil Lennon is still in the market for another forward this month.
We’ve already signed Patryk Klimala and have also been linked with Tyrese Campbell, albeit on a pre-contract, while no current first-team strikers have left the club at the time of writing.
Given that Lennon has rarely deviated from one striker up top, you would doubt that we’re going to fork out a massive fee on another forward so soon after netting Klimala.
But the Celtic recruitment team will know better than me on this one. Kadewere certainly shares many of the traits of Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele.
Ironically, it’s the latter’s future at Lyon that could decide Kadewere’s fate.