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Crystal Palace plan to outbid Celtic for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey

Crystal Palace are chasing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey.

The Sun says Palace will outbid Celtic in the £1.5million race for young Hearts left-back Hickey.

The Eagles are happy to buy the versatile 17-year-old, who can also play in central midfield, then loan him back to the Tynecastle club for the rest of the season.

Celtic also fancy lifelong Hoops fan Hickey, who was released by the club as a kid.

But they are reluctant to go to the asking price.

They are entitled to 30 per cent of any profit Hearts make on him, though, so will benefit if Palace get their man.

Hickey is keen to play and may have to wait at Celtic while the Eagles' offer lets him continue in the Hearts' first team.

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