Chelsea are weighing up a possible move for Celtic fullback Josip Juranovic, according to reports in the English media.
The Blues are keen to strengthen their options on the right flank and they have identified the Croatian international as a potential target.
Fans on Twitter are very reluctant to sell Juranovic but many admit that the defender could be sold if Chelsea are prepared to pay a sizeable sum to secure his services:
£50m and we have a deal
— Thomas Hunter (@bonnybridgebhoy) August 10, 2022
Would take Tierney money for him tbh
— matthew 🏴🇯🇵 (@mxtt188) August 10, 2022
If we want to make any sort of progress in Europe we need to be able to hold on to these players… Hard to keep him with the PL money flying about though
— ryan denholm (@rdenholm18) August 10, 2022
If he leaves it needs to be 30m plus especially to the prem, tierney left for 25 and it’s a different market nowadays.
— Thor (@VFLWeah) August 10, 2022
he wants to stay at celtic so he can get a world cup spot, the player and club don’t want juranovic to move, so the only way he does is for mega money
— alexandro 🇦🇷 (@PhinnAedan) August 10, 2022
50 million 50% sell on fee nothing less
— James McDowall (@J18883) August 10, 2022
£50m please. Rinse these clubs for everything they’ve got.
— Alan (@alan1980g) August 10, 2022
Only chance I would consider this is if its over £25m
— Rydo (@ryanmcnairn) August 10, 2022
Atletico Madrid were reportedly interested in Juranovic earlier in the summer, and there are even suggestions that Manchester United could join Chelsea in pursuing the 26-year-old, so the player is certainly in high demand.
While Juranovic had a strong first season for the Hoops, the number of high-profile teams interested in signing him is somewhat surprising and, if a club is willing to pay over the odds to snap him up, it’s probably wise for Ange Postecoglou’s side to take the money and reinvest it back into the squad.