Celtic launch Dara O'Shea transfer raid as Brendan Rodgers faces wait for Burnley decision on Ireland international

Celtic want to make a summer move for Burnley defender Dara O’Shea.

The Scottish champions are keen to land the Republic of Ireland international. Celtic have made an approach to the Clarets but the move is up in the air. Brendan Rodgers wants to bring in quality that can help Celtic make an impact in the Champions League and O’Shea is on his wanted list. It would take a major bid for Burnley to even consider selling, as they bought O’Shea for £7 million from West Bromwich Albion last year.

A Burnley source has told Record Sport that O’Shea remains a major player for their club. They added that it is also unlikely any decision on Celtic’s approach would be made until Burnley appoint a new manager or head coach. They have been on the lookout since Vincent Kompany quit for Bayern Munich and are currently going through the recruitment process.

O’Shea was a major player for the Clarets in the Premier League last season and It remains to be seen if they would be willing to cash in now or keep to make sure they get out of the Championship at the first time of asking. The 25-year-old already has 26 Irish caps.

O’Shea came through the ranks at West Bromwich Albion and then moved to Turf Moor. Celtic went with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Liam Scales for long spells last season.

Gustaf Lagerbielke was signed but has failed to force his way into the team, as has Maik Nawrocki. Both Lagerbielke and Nawrocki could depart Celtic in this window. Leece want a loan move for Lagerbielke.