Celtic in talks with West Ham over striker

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Celtic are hoping to make history as the new season nears.

After winning a ninth league title last term Neil Lennon's side have their sights set on a landmark achievement in the new campaign.

Success this term would preserve a decade of success with a 10th league title in a row - something that would no doubt go down in history.

However if the Bhoys are to do that then they'll need to be ready.

Rangers FC are improving year on year and that means that the title race is likely to be the keenly contested between the two Glasgow rivals.

Steven Gerrard's side would love nothing more than to stop Celtic from achieving this milestone, and that's why Lennon's squad need to be ready for a long season ahead.

Strengthening is of the utmost important this summer, and while several positions are being monitored, it's a striker that is top of the shopping list.

Odsonne Edouard has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, but regardless of whether he stays or goes, it seems that Celtic are looking for alternative options to see them through the campaign.

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One of those players is Albian Ajeti.

The West Ham man only moved to East London last summer but has struggled to make an impact at The London Stadium.

Despite signing for £8.5m, Football Insider are claiming that the striker will be available for just £5million this summer as the Irons look to cut their losses.

Celtic are said to be leading the race and have held talks with Ajeti over a move to Parkhead.

But whether that move will be permanent or a loan agreement remains to be seen.

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Given the fact that the striker hasn't started a Premier League game all season, it seems that he'll certainly be heading for the exit door this summer.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This could be a very shrewd piece of business from Celtic.

Albian Ajeti is certainly a talented player but he just hasn't had the rub of the green since moving to West Ham.

There's clearly a good player in there, and it seems that a move is what's needed to see that emerge.

Celtic could be the ideal platform to help him find his confidence and there's no doubt that Neil Lennon would help him to do that.

There's still a long way to go with this one, but I think that it could have legs.

Whether that's on a permanent on short-term deal, I'm not sure, but Celtic could do a lot worse.

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