Celtic are targeting a £5 million summer move for Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas.

The 25-year-old has spent this season on loan at Championship side Bristol City but could be on his way to the Scottish Premiership, according to the Scottish Sun.

Celtic are apparently prepared to fork out a fee of £5 million for Kalas as they look to plot a recruitment drive under new boss Neil Lennon this summer. They will have to face competition from bitter rivals Rangers for his signature though.

Kalas has played 29 games in all competitions for Lee Johnson’s Robins this season. His contract at Chelsea still has two years left to run on it but it’s unlikely that he will ever break into their first-team.

The Czech Republic international started his career at Sigma Olomouc before moving to England to join Chelsea for £5.2 million in 2010. He has since made two appearances for the Blues’ senior side.

Kalas has enjoyed various loan spells away from Stamford Bridge during his time there. He has had spells in Holland with Vitesse and Germany with Cologne, as well as stints in the Championship with Middlesbrough and Fulham.

He has played over 200 games in his career but could do with finding a permanent home. A move to Celtic would suit Kalas and he could help them continue to establish their dominance in Scotland. His aim at the moment though will be to get Bristol City into the Play-Offs.


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