Seven of the defenders on Celtic's radar as Neil Lennon draws up 'full-back transfer list'

Celtic have drawn up a shortlist of 10 full-backs as they prepare to sign players for both positions this summer, according to the Daily Record.

Huddersfield Town right-back Tommy Smith.
Huddersfield Town right-back Tommy Smith.

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The Hoops were already looking to acquire a right-back after Mikael Lustig left the club earlier this month.

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The Ladbrokes Premiership champions have now had to prepare for the possibility that Kieran Tierney will also need replaced, with Arsenal looking to sign the Scottish international.

Huddersfield Town right-back Tommy Smith.

A bid of £15 million has already been knocked back but the EPL are expected to return with a second offer.

Two players who could be brought in should Tierney go are Derby County’s Max Lowe and Rapid Vienna’s Boli Mbombo.

Lowe impressed during a loan spell at Aberdeen last season and has been on Celtic's radar over the past couple of months.

Copenhagen defender Peter Ankersen high up on the list of right-backs, along with Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith.

Celtic are also keen to bring in another centre-back option with Filip Benkovic returning to Leicester City and Dedryck Boyata exiting the club last summer.

A bid of around £8 million for Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien is believed to have been accepted by the French club.

Smith's Hudderfield team-mate Mathias Jorgensen is another centre half Celtic are said to be looking at, along with Nantes rising star Nathan Gassama.