Hajduk Split president Luksa Jakobusic has refused to comment on whether they have received offers for centre-back Mario Vuskovic.
Reports in Italy have suggested that Celtic and Torino both had €5m (£4.3m) bids rejected for the Croatian Under 21 international, but Jakobusic says the player will only be sold if a team meets their valuation:
“I can neither confirm nor deny the recent reports about a bid for Mario. The player will only be sold if the deal represents good business sense for the club. We are no longer in a position where we have to sell players to survive. The club is in a much better position financially and we will look at Mario’s position at the end of the season.”
It is believed Hajduk Split are looking for a fee in the region of €6m (£5.2m), with any transfer also needing to include a sell-on fee between 10% and 15%.
Celtic are almost certainly in the market for a new centre-half with Shane Duffy returning to Brighton after his loan spell expires. Kristoffer Ajer could also be sold with just one year remaining on his contract at Parkhead. That would leave just Christopher Jullien and Stephen Welsh as the club’s only senior centre-halves.
Vuskovic is certainly a promising young prospect, so he could be a decent option, although the Hoops are expected to face fierce competition from Italian clubs, with Napoli and Fiorentina also said to be interested in the 19-year-old.