John Guidetti given £5m price tag by Man City

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MANCHESTER CITY are reported to have placed a £5 million price tag on John Guidetti.

The move will cause concern for Ronny Deila, who had hoped to secure Guidetti on a more permanent basis. The Parkhead club could now face a major pre-contract battle in their bid to sign the striker longer term.

Celtic are keen to try to tie down John Guidetti on a more permanent deal. Picture: SNS

Celtic are keen to try to tie down John Guidetti on a more permanent deal. Picture: SNS

Norwegian Deila is a great admirer of his fellow Scandinavian and the Swede’s current form and strike rate has led him to state that he’d love to tie the young striker down on a long-term deal as soon as possible.

The 22-year-old’s contract at Man City expires at the end of this season but any hopes of signing the player for a low fee look to have been dashed by the price tag demanded from the English champions.

What will also worry Deila is that from January 1st, any club will be free to speak to Guidetti and this could lead to strong competition from other suitors who are also keen to land the talented striker for free next summer.

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