Following Ronny Deila's admission that he'd love to sign John Guidetti on a permanent deal, Manchester City have reportedly slapped a £5 million valuation on the 22-year-old if the Hoops want his services beyond the end of this season.
The Swedish striker has flourished north of the border and after scoring his fifth goal in seven games against Kilmarnock last weekend, the Celtic hierarchy are understandably keen to tie him down at Parkhead for a longer period.
His ambitious nature has also impressed Celtic, and the player himself only recently admitted that winning the quadruple this year is a realistic goal.
According to the Daily Record, he said: “I’m looking to win the domestic treble with Celtic but I also want to win the Europa League too.
“I want to win the quadruple, it’s 100 per cent possible. The manager believes in me and has given me my chance so I want to repay him.”
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A lack of first-team appearances at City meant he was loaned out to Scottish champions Celtic for the last year of his contract and the Blues are interested in receiving a fee for the Swede before his current deal expires in the summer.
However, it is understood that the two parties value the striker differently - causing concern amongst Celtic chiefs about a major pre-contract battle in the new year, with other clubs free to speak to Guidetti from January 1.
Deila is a well known fan of his fellow Scandinavian and whilst any hopes of snatching Guidetti at a small price have been dashed, he will be hoping to use the good relationship he has with the Swede to keep him at Parkhead beyond his current loan deal.
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