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The big stumbling block in any Celtic move for Caoimhin Kelleher

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Reports have again surfaced that Celtic have Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in their sights as a long-term replacement for Joe Hart.

 

It was reported back in September that the Bhoys had enquired with the Anfield side about a move for the Republic of Ireland international during the summer transfer window.

 

However, they were told he was needed as a backup to the number-one choice Alisson.

 

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Today, The Scottish Sun reports that Liverpool are making contingency plans in the event Kelleher ends up leaving the club with Celtic still keen.

 

The 25-year-old is thought to be interested in working under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic after years of being an understudy.

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However, as has always been the case, the financials involved in a deal for the player either as a permanent transfer or on loan look difficult.

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It was reported by The Irish Independent last year that Liverpool would want as much as £20m for his services. Whether realistic or not, it shows they aren’t willing to part with him on the cheap, with the player contracted until 2026.

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Even on loan, there are issues. Football Scotland states tonight that Kelleher’s wages are out of reach when it comes to staying within Celtic’s established salary structure.

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