Celtic preparing move for Championship defender

Celtic are looking at signing Republic of Ireland centre half Shane Duffy from Blackburn Rovers, according to Celtic Quick News.

The 24-year-old was sent off against France in the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 last 16 clash on Sunday as Les Bleus came from 1-0 down to win 2-1.

Duffy is a regular at Ewood Park after making 42 appearances under managers Gary Bowyer and Paul Lambert last season, and no doubt Rovers’ new manager Owen Coyle will be keen to keep the Irishman with the Championship side.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for players to shore up his backline with Erik Sviatchenko and Efe Ambrose the only two fit centre halfs currently at the club.

Charlie Mulgrew is out of contract and is still negotiating a new deal while Jozo Simunovic and Dedryk Boyata are both on the treatment table.

Ambrose, meanwhile, is expected to go the Olympics with Nigeria in August and speculation has increased in recent months that he could be leaving Celtic this summer, with Turkish club Fenerbahce looking to bring in the 27-year-old after the Games in Rio.

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