German giants also interested in Bulgarian.
German giants Werder Bremen have thrown their hat into the ring in the race to sign Bulgarian winger Aleksandar Tonev, Sky Sports reports.
The 23-year-old is currently on the books of Polish side Lech Poznan, and has been attracting the interests of Celtic and Aston Villa, the latter have reportedly already lodged a £3 million bid after being recommended by Stiliyan Petrov, who now works as a coach at the club.
Tonev featured in Poznan’s final game of the season on Sunday, and the club stated on their website that it was ‘99.9 per cent certain’ that he had played his last game for the club.
And though there is serious interest coming from the United Kingdom, Bremen believe they can snag a deal for the Bulgarian international after general manager Thomas Eichin confirmed their interest.
“Aleksandar Tonev is with Lech Poznan. It’s true we we would be happy if we could bring him over to our club (this summer),” he said.
“But, of course, there are different other clubs hoping to also secure his services.”
Tonev arrived at Poznan from CSKA Sofia in 2011 and has gone on to make over half a century of appearances during his time in Poland. He still has two years left on his current deal and Poznan are thought to be holding out for £3.5 million.