Celtic put frighteners on Birmingham over McGeady

Celtic are attempting to scare Birmingham out of the bidding for star man Aiden McGeady - by putting a 10million pound price tag on the winger, reports the Daily Record.
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Celtic are attempting to scare Birmingham out of the bidding for star man Aiden McGeady - by putting a 10million pound price tag on the winger, reports the Daily Record.

Record Sport understands the Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has held a series of talks with the Parkhead club about a possible swoop for the player, including a phone call with counterpart Tony Mowbray.

These discussions have been on-going behind the scenes for over a month but Celtic have made it clear they will resist any attempt to lure McGeady south.

A St Andrews source told Record Sport: "Alex has been talking to Celtic for some time. They are aware of his interest in Aiden but are not encouraging him in any way. In fact, it's been made clear it would cost between £8m and £10m before they would even talk about a deal.

"That's way over the top as far as Alex is concerned and at this point he's not sure it would be worth his while making an official offer.

"Obviously it's the same thing with Boyd.

"Alex cannot envisage any scenario in which Rangers would be prepared to do a deal. Boyd has only six months left on his contract.

"But with his goals being so important to the team why on earth would Walter Smith contemplate doing a deal for the sake of £1m?

"Again, someone would have to be prepared to splash out silly money and even though Alex has a few quid to spend he is very reluctant to start throwing it around if he can help it."