Inter linked with Celtic striker John Guidetti

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CELTIC’S Europa League opponents Internazionale have been linked with a move for Hoops’ leading goalscorer John Guidetti.

The young Swedish striker played under new Inter boss Roberto Mancini for three-and-a-half years at Manchester City and even though he sent the player out on loan several times he remained a firm admirer of Guidetti’s talents.

The striker is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City. Picture: SNS

The striker is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City. Picture: SNS

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Mancini has been given a January war chest to improve the fortunes of the struggling Milanese side who have been languishing in mid table in Serie A.

Guidetti remains tied to Celtic until the end of the current campaign due to the nature of his loan from Manchester City. However, it is thought to be possible that City can pay a fee to Celtic to release the player early from the deal.

This could be a potential stumbling block considering the player is out of contract in the summer. Inter may have to pay over the odds to cover the fee and make City’s involvement worthwhile for a player they could sign for nothing in the summer.

Hull City and Marseille have also been linked with the forward who has yet to pledge his long term future to Celtic.

Having scored 11 goals in his first 15 games the Scottish Premiership champions are naturally anxious to get him tied down to a longer deal.

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