Celtic are interested in signing centre-back Aleksandar Vukotic from Belgian club Waasland-Beveren, according to a report from Belgian newspaper Le Soir.

Vukotic joined Waasland-Beveren back in 2018 for a club-record fee of £350,000 back in 2018 but following the early curtailment of the Belgian football season, Waasland-Beveren have been relegated to Belgian First Division B and as such, they may be likely to cash in on the 24-year-old.

The giant defender, who stands at 6ft 7in, is apparently being lined up by the Hoops as a potential replacement for Kris Ajer, who continues to be linked with a transfer away from the Hoops.

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As it stands, Jozo Simunovic and Christopher Jullien would be the only recognised senior central defenders at the club if Ajer does depart, so the need for another defender is obvious.

As interest in Ajer continues to grow, Celtic, if they choose to sell the Norwegian, could be looking to get a very good price for him and if they can then sign  Vukotic for around the same amount that Waasland-Beveren paid for him, then the Hoops could make a big profit, which may be needed to provide Neil Lennon with extra transfer funds in these tough times.