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Le Mans defender Basa desperate for Celtic move

Basa is fuming with the French outfit over the size of the fee that scared off Borussia Dortmund last month. But he is desperate to go to Parkhead and said: "I'd welcome the opportunity to join Celtic because they are a club with a proud history.

"They also have a manager in Gordon Strachan who has achieved great things as a player and also as the leader of Celtic.

"At the moment the situation is out of my control but I will do what I can to make this transfer happen."

Celtic hope Le Mans will cut the fee to £4.5m and need the 25 year old to push things at his end to smooth the way to a deal.

A source close to Basa said: "Interest from Celtic has been registered and it is an exciting option for Marko.

"There are complications with the fee but meetings are scheduled between the parties."

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