Guangzhou Evergrande defender Kim Young-gwon on Celtic radar

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Scottish Premier League giants have reportedly expressed an interest in signing international defender .

The 25-year-old, who is currently with Chinese Super League side , will be out of contract in December, being linked with a cut-price move for a fee just £750,000, according to the Daily Star.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila are keen to bring the Jeonju-born defender to Glasgow, but face competition from the English Premier League clubs such as Southampton, Sunderland and Swansea City.

Former FC Tokyo and Omiya Ardija man has impressed in China after helping Evergrande clinch five trophies including 2013 Asian Champions League title during his three-season stint with Evergrande since 2012.

Kim, who has 34 caps for the Taegeuk Warriors, was even being considered has a quality to play for big team like Manchester United by ex-Evergrande tactician Marcello Lippi.

“I spoke with [former manager] Sir Alex Ferguson about him. He could definitely play for Manchester United,” said the Italian legendary coach.