Celtic Ace ready to join Serie A club

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Lazio is considering offering for Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata, according to reports emerging from Italy.

The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the best defender in SPL since his arrival at the north of the border from Manchester City in 2015.

Boyata, currently on international duty with Belgium at the World Cup in Russia, has registered 71 appearances in the league for Celtic and his form has been well noted across Europe.

His future has been debated over in this transfer window as he has so far turned down every offer of an extension of his current Celtic contract, which runs out in a year.

And now II Messaggero has reported that the Brussels-born centre-back has emerged as a top target for Lazio.

The Serie A club to sign a replacement for the outgoing Stefan de Vrij and have been set sight on Sassuolo man Francesco Acerbi.

However, with those negotiations not making any headway, Lazio could be about to direct their attention towards Boyata by making a bid.

Given Boyata’s current contract situation it has been suggested that Celtic could be willing to release the player at around £7m, to avoid losing him for free next year.