EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Celtic face competition from Fulham and Bristol City to sign Iran defender Milad Mohammadi, Football Insider understands.
A Hoops source has told Football Insider that Mohammadi remains on the club’s radar this summer after they considered moves for the Akhmat Grozny left-back during the last two transfer windows.
The 25-year-old is out of contract at Russian Premier League side Akhmat Grozny this summer and his availability on a free transfer has alerted a number of clubs across Europe.
Relegated Fulham are expected to make wholesale changes to their squad this summer with a number of players set to leave following relegation to the Premier League and they have been keeping tabs on Mohammadi’s situation.
Fulham could be in the market for left-sided reinforcements as speculation continues to link Ryan Sessegnon with a potential move away from Craven Cottage this summer.
Promotion-chasing Bristol City are also in the market for a new left-back this summer in case they lose the in-demand Lloyd Kelly during this summer’s window.
Celtic have continued to keep tabs on 25-times international Mohammadi, who is renowned for his raids up the left flank, and they could make a move for Iranian as they look to provide cover and competition for Kieran Tierney with Emilio Izaguirre out of contract at Parkhead at the end of the season.