Celtic to fight English clubs for United star - reports

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Manchester United are fielding interest from Celtic, Tottenham, Sunderland and Aston Villa, with all four clubs in the mix for John O'Shea's signature, according to the Irish Daily Star.

O’Shea appears poised to exit Manchester United this summer, and Sunderland were thought to be front runners to snare the 30-year-old. While the Black Cats had reportedly agreed to a deal for O’Shea, personal terms haven’t been agreed to, leaving the Irishman open to new bids.


Celtic believe that O’Shea could be a great addition to the Scottish giants, particularly with his ability to play in both the back four and holding midfield positions.

And after Celtic finished second to Rangers last season, Neil Lennon is reportedly desperate to pick up some Barclays Premier League players and make a push for the Scottish Premier League title next season.

O’Shea and Manchester United have been very quiet on the front of exits from the club, despite Sir Alex Ferguson making some big purchases since the summer transfer window opened.

But with O’Shea wanting more game time, the star has reportedly been told by Manchester United that he can leave in search of a club more suited to his needs. While it was reported last week that the defender might head to Arsenal, this seems unlikely, with Celtic a much more suitable destination for O’Shea.

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