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Celtic set to rival Brentford for Szmodics - gossip

Blackburn Rovers' Sammie Szmodics
Sammie Szmodics is attracting interest in England and Scotland [PA Media]

Celtic are set to rival Brentford for the signature of Blackburn Rovers attacker Sammie Szmodics this summer, with the 28-year-old's fine form leading to a recent international debut for the Republic of Ireland. (Football Insider)

Alistair Johnston's Canada will open the 2024 Copa America against Lionel Messi's Argentina and the Celtic right-back expects to face "80,000 fans screaming his name" in Atlanta. (Scotsman - subscription)

A club versus country row is on the cards for Celtic after South Korea included winger Yang Hyun-jun in their Olympic squad for the Asian Under-23s Cup next month, despite their manager hinting he would be left out. (Sunday Mail)

Meanwhile, Celtic want to make Paulo Bernardo, who is on loan from Benfica with an option to buy of £6m, a permanent signing this summer and believe they can develop the 22-year-old midfielder into a £20m player. (Football Insider)

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