Celtic will need to offer Dundee around £1.5million if they are to sign centre-back Jack Hendry, according to a report.
The Daily Record are claiming that the Hoops have no indication of bidding that amount for the stylish defender, known for his passing ability, but could potentially offer up a six-figure package worth £800,000.
The report also adds that various English side are interested in the centre-back but that the Dens Park side haven’t had any dialogue with any clubs yet.
It is believed that Dundee manager Neil McCann has told his superiors at the club to hold out for as much money as they can get for the 22-year-old, who has singed in the summer from Wigan.
The Daily Record adds that the Dens Park boss is expecting an offer before the end of the month.
Football Insider exclusively revealed in December that Rangers are also in the hunt to sign up the defensive enforcer.
Football Insider verdict
It looks like Dundee want to start a bidding war for their player, who is one of the most important at Dens Park. They have no need to sell, but if the rumoured interest from English clubs is real then they will hold-out for as much money as they can get. As for Celtic, it would be surprising if they paid over the odds for the centre-back. They will have a valuation of the player, and perhaps they won’t even bid for him if they believe that Dundee want far too much money and will move on to other targets, they aren’t desperate for a centre-back having recently signed Marvin Compper
In other Celtic news, midfielder Mark Hill has joined St Mirren on loan
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