Chelsea and Bayern Munich join Celtic in hunt for Aaron Hickey

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Celtic will face competition from Chelsea and a number of other major clubs for the signature of Aaron Hickey, according to the Daily Mail.

The 17-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in Scottish football after an impressive season for Hearts in an otherwise torrid campaign for the Edinburgh side.

As a result of being relegated it's widely accepted that Hearts will be looking to cash in on their prized asset as they look to recoup some of the financial hit that they've taken.

Along with the Bhoys, clubs such as Chelsea, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Lazio and Crystal Palace are all said to be keen.

Celtic are still thought to be favourites to sign the Hearts full-back, with Hickey known to be a big fan of the Glaswegian club.

Moving on certainly appears inevitable for the youngster, with the left-back entering the final year of his contract at Tynecastle.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

It's going to be quite a summer ahead for Aaron Hickey.

At the age of 17, it seems that the young Scotsman is going to have his pick of some of the biggest and best clubs on the continent.

Despite playing for a poor Hearts side, the youngster has certainly shown enough to suggest that he can adapt to a higher level of football.

Whether that's with Scottish champions Celtic, or a move to the Premier League or the Bundesliga, it's going to be a great opportunity for Hickey to make his name in the game.

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