Newly-promoted Serie A side Hellas Verona are reportedly set to rival Celtic in the race to land Dinamo Zagreb defender Amir Rrahmani. 

According to Belgian outlet Le Soir, cited by The Scotsman, the Italian side have entered the race to sign the Kosovo international, days after the player turned down a move to Standard Liege

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Rrahmani is reportedly valued at €2 million by his current club and has been tracked by Celtic, with Dinamo Zagreb willing to sell the 25-year-old ahead of the new season. 

The international defender could be just what Neil Lennon needs ahead of the new season, with the Hoops currently short on defensive numbers following the departures of senior figures Mikael Lustig and Dedryck Boyata. 

Rrahmani, who stands at 6ft 4in, has European experience over the last two years and could well excel in the Scottish Premiership with his aerial presence and positional awareness. 

However, Celtic will have to first firm up their interest and then fend off Hellas Verona if they are to secure Rrahmani’s services next season. 

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