Celtic have told interested clubs that they must pay £40m if they want to sign striker Odsonne Edouard this summer, according to reports in the UK.
The main reason behind the high price tag is that the Hoops owe Paris-Saint Germain 40% of any transfer fee due to a sell-on clause the Ligue One side included in the Frenchman’s £8m move to Parkhead two years ago.
It means Neil Lennon’s side will lose out on £16m if a team matches their asking price, with only £24m going into the Scottish champions’ coffers. There are believed to be a number of English Premier League clubs interested in Edouard but none, so far, have come forward with a formal bid.
Arsenal has remerged as a potential candidate to sign the 22-year-old in recent days, while Brighton, Aston Villa, Everton, Leeds, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Leicester have also been mentioned as possible destinations.
Celtic are, though, very keen on holding talks with Edouard’s agent over extending the France Under 21 international’s stay in Scotland. The forward’s current contract expires in 2022.