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Celtic join West Ham, West Brom and Burnley in battle to sign Brighton defender Shane Duffy 

Celtic are locked in a battle with West Ham, West Brom and Burnley for Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy.

The Parkhead club are close to securing a £5million deal for Albian Ajeti after the Swiss striker flew into Glasgow on Wednesday morning.

And Sportsmail understands no nonsense defender Duffy discussed a one year loan deal with Neil Lennon earlier this week.

Under contract until 2023, the 28-year-old is keen on a season in the the SPFL. However, a deal remains a long way off and depends on the clubs finding a compromise over a loan fee and wages.

Duffy made 19 appearances for Brighton in the English Premier League season, but looks to have slipped behind Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster in Graham Potter’s pecking order. 

Dutch international Joel Veltman has also joined from Ajax, with the Seagulls prepared to let the Irishman go.

West Ham boss David Moyes worked with Duffy at Everton, but is restricted by a tight budget.

West Brom are willing to pay a transfer fee to secure his services on a permanent basis.

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