Clermont Foot president Ahmet Schaefer has revealed that teams in Germany and England made bids for striker Adrian Grbic during the January transfer window.
Both Rangers and Celtic are said to be keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, who has scored 17 goals this season, but Schaefer has said he has already refused sizeable offers for the player:
“This winter, there was a Bundesliga club and a Premier League bottom club that took an interest in him, with amounts never seen in my life before. I had to refuse them because we had the ambition of the climb in January. Seeing him go was not current.”
“Everything that has happened recently is interesting. The Bundesliga has resumed. The club concerned has kept its relations. It will also open doors in England. There are a series of Ligue 1 clubs that are moving in interesting ways. But he still has two years of his contract, so we must see.”
It was reported earlier this month that Stade Brestois failed in an attempt to sign Grbic with Clermont refusing to budge on their €10m (£9m) valuation of the player.
Considering the Gers only recently shelled out £3m on Ianis Hagi, a move for the Austrian would probably only happen if Alfredo Morelos were to be sold this summer.
However, considering the current financial climate, the Light Blues may well consider holding on to the Colombian international for another twelve months or so in order to ensure they get the best possible price for him.