Celtic transfer news latest as Caoimhin Kelleher 'desire' sees price tag set while Adam Idah ignites theories

Former Liverpool star Glen Johnson reckons his former club will demand a whopping £35million to sell Caoimhin Kelleher amid links with Celtic.

With Joe Hart retiring at the end of the campaign, Brendan Rodgers is on the look-out for a new No. 1 - with Irish international Kelleher consistently being linked with a move to the Scottish Premiership champions. Having acted as Alisson's Anfield understudy in recent seasons, the 25-year-old has admitted he wants to be a first-choice goalkeeper next season - even if that means leaving Anfield.

Nottingham Forest are also said to be chasing a deal, and Johnson reckons that £35million would not be "an awful lot" for a potential suitor to pay out for Kelleher, telling Betfred: “To be honest, £35million isn’t an awful lot nowadays for a player. If clubs want to sign him, then it would be with the intention of making him their number one, so to sign a number one for £35 million isn’t a lot of money in today’s market.

"To be fair to him, you barely see him put a foot wrong. If he’s got desire, he’s going to want to leave and play, so to sign a very good player for £35 million is a great deal in my opinion. He definitely has what it takes to be the number one goalkeeper for the majority of Premier League clubs. Bar the keepers from the top three clubs, I don’t see anyone far better than him, so he definitely has what it takes.”

While a goalkeeper is key, fans are desperate to see Adam Idah make a return this summer from Norwich City after his successful loan spell. New Canaries manager Johannes Hoff Thorup is keen to have a look at the player this summer - so Brendan Rodgers may have to wait to land the striker.

Celtic's Adam Idah
Celtic's Adam Idah -Credit:SNS Group

But Celtic fans reckon he has dropped a major hint over a potential return, after he shared a snap with an anthem that rings out in the Parkhead stands. The 22-year-old posted an image of his friends on holiday with the “Don't Worry, Be Happy” playing in the background - which has been adopted by the Hoops' fans.

In terms of outgoings, Rocco Vata's future remains up in the air after his Parkhead contract came to an end. Football Scotland report the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is still weighing up his future with options in Italy and England as he looks to find regular first-team football.