Celtic: Postecoglou 'still interested' in exciting midfielder at Parkhead

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Celtic remain interested in luring Paris Saint-Germain teenage sensation Edouard Michut to Parkhead, according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph.

Ange Postecoglou, who is preparing for his second season at the helm following his appointment last summer, is keen to add Michut to his squad before the September 1 deadline.

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What’s the latest news involving Michut?

According to Sky Sports, Celtic are targeting Michut and preparing to test PSG’s resolve by lodging a £2million bid.

The report suggests the proposal will fall short of what the reigning Ligue 1 champions are hoping to recoup, with them setting a £5million asking price, while Sevilla, Nice and Toulouse are also interested in the nine-cap France under-19 international.

Postecoglou has admitted to seeing Michut as a ‘good player’, but the Celtic manager played down suggestions that the teenager is on his way to Glasgow.

The attacking midfielder has been restricted to eight senior appearances for PSG, with the vast majority of those outings coming last season.

It is understood that Michut has grown frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities at the Parc des Princes, increasing the possibility that a move away could be on the cards.

What has Anthony Joseph said about Michut?

Joseph understands Celtic still have Michut firmly on their radar as the opening day of the Scottish Premiership season draws closer.

The Sky Sports journalist has hinted the 19-year-old’s unhappiness at a lack of senior game-time could play into the Bhoys’ hands as they look to close a deal.

Joseph told GIVEMESPORT: “The interest, as we understand, is still there. Postecoglou will obviously know more on how it’s developed, how Michut is feeling and his agent is feeling.

“Maybe there is a bit of frustration there as well, so we’ll see how it goes.”

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Who have Celtic already signed this summer?

Cameron Carter-Vickers set Celtic back £6million when he turned his loan switch from Tottenham Hotspur into a permanent move last month, while Jota has also ensured he will remain at Parkhead after putting pen-to-paper following a successful temporary transfer from Benfica.

Argentinian left-back Alexandro Bernabei has bolstered Postecoglou’s defensive options thanks to a £3.75million agreement being reached with Lanus.

Aaron Mooy and Moritz Jenz have also joined the reigning Scottish Premiership champions, along with goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist following his Dundee United departure.

Postecoglou is clearly looking to build on a successful first season at Parkhead, which saw him clinch two trophies.

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