By Pete O'Rourke

7th Jul, 2022 | 4:24pm

Sources: Celtic line up George Baldock bid after Josip Juranovic update

Celtic are lining up a move for Sheffield United defender George Baldock, Football Insider understands.

The Glasgow giants fear they will lose right-back Josip Juranovic, who is a target for Atletico Madrid.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider the club are drawing up contingency plans in case Juranovic makes the move to Spain this summer.

Baldock, 29, has been a long-term target for the Bhoys and they came close to signing him 12 months ago.

The Greece international has two years remaining on his contract at Bramall Lane.

He joined the Championship club from MK Dons in July 2017 for a six-figure fee.

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Over the last five seasons the defender has amassed 166 appearances for the Blades, of which 70 have come in the Premier League.

The right-back made 27 Championship outings last season as Paul Heckingbottom’s side narrowly missed out on promotion through the play-offs.

Baldock played both legs of United’s play-off semi-final loss to Nottingham Forest and grabbed an assist in the second leg.

A move to Glasgow would see Baldock play outside of the English pyramid for the second time in his career.

The right-back enjoyed a spell on loan at Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar while at MK Dons in 2012.

Celtic are in the market for a right-back amid growing uncertainty over the future of Juranovic.

The Croatia international has excelled in the Scottish Premiership since moving to Parkhead from Legia Warsaw one year ago.

His contract runs until the end of May 2026.

In other news, a pundit has told Celtic to seal a Scott Brown-like signing after update from journalist.