Sead Haksabanovic Celtic asking price 'set' as Serie A clubs keen on transfer

Celtic have set their asking price for Sead Haksabanovic with Serie A clubs circling, according to a report in Sweden.

The attacking midfielder has been on loan at Stoke this season after struggling to break into the Hoops starting XI, both under Ange Postecoglou, who signed him, and his successor Brendan Rodgers. After a decent start in the English Championship he has been used more sparingly recently and has one goal and two assists to his name.

A return to Parkhead would seem unlikely and it's now claimed three Italian clubs are eyeing up the 25-year-old. report that Verona, Torino and Parma are keen on the player, with the latter set to be promoted as they lead Serie B.

The report adds that Celtic will be looking for around £2.5million for the player. That would be a loss of almost £1m from what they paid Rubin Kazan but with Haksabanovic unlikely to be in Rodgers' plans it would make sense to cash in.

Before making the move to Stoke, the Swede had grown tired of his limited chances in the Hoops team and had a moan in a social media post which was scathing about being 'undervalued'. He was out the door soon after.

Football Scotland recently spoke to a Stoke City expert about the player who rated the loan stint out of 10 and assessed what the future may hold for him after an underwhelming run of form.