Celtic have held talks over a possible loan move for Manchester City defender Ko Itakura, according to Express Sport reporter Ryan Taylor.
The Lowdown: Itakura profiled
The Latest: Talks held
According to Taylor on Tuesday, Celtic have held discussions with City over a loan move.
The Premier League champions don’t see Itakura in their immediate plans, with Taylor claiming that Ange Postecoglou would love to bring the defender to Parkhead.
City are demanding a substantial loan fee for Itakura, though, which could force Celtic into looking elsewhere for reinforcements unless the Premier League champions are willing to negotiate.
The Verdict: City relationship to pay off?
The relationship between the two clubs could potentially help the Hoops when it comes to lowering any loan fee for Itakura.
Initial talks have been held, so it will be interesting to see if a move goes further or if Celtic decide to look elsewhere.
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