EXCLUSIVE! Peter Vindahl Jensen interest sees Celtic locked in transfer talks over Sparta Prague goalkeeper

Celtic are locked in negotiations with Sparta Prague for goalkeeper Peter Vindahl Jensen.

The 26-year-old stopper is high up on the Hoops' summer shortlist as they look to bring in a replacement for Joe Hart who officially retired after winning the Scottish Cup and Premiership Double. Jensen managed 47 appearances for the club last season having initially been on loan from AZ Alkmaar but Football Scotland understands Brendan Rodgers is an admirer of the player and hopes to entice him to Glasgow.

It is believed by Football Scotland that Sparta are loathe to lose the player after agreeing to sign him to a long-term deal upon the expiry of his loan but Celtic are keen to negotiate with his club in the coming weeks.

Jensen is contracted to a multi-year deal with the Czech giants and that means Celts would likely have to stump up a sizeable fee to get their man. But they remain interested and we understand he is one of the key targets the club have this summer.

The 6ft 4in Dane is not yet capped for his country but has been named in numerous squads having played at under-21 level.

Rodgers has been linked with a number of goalkeepers since the end of the campaign already with the likes of Koen Casteels, Caoimhin Kelleher, Daniel Peretz and Asmir Begovic all name-checked.