Celtic courting Konchesky?
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic are reportedly eyeing a move for Charlton Athletic's Paul Konchesky.Celtic are reportedly eyeing a move for Charlton Athletic's Paul Konchesky, as new manager Gordon Strachan looks to stamp his own image on the squad.
The Scottish tactician has identified the 24-year-old as a candidate to fill in at left-back at Celtic Park, with reports in England suggesting that Addicks boss Alan Curbishley would be willing to let Konchesky go for around £1 million.
After initially impressing in the Charlton team, and earning himself an England cap under Sven Goran Eriksson in the process, Konchesky has failed to make the expected impact at The Valley.
A loan spell at Tottenham in 2003 did little to advance his claims for a place under Curbishley and, despite being removed from the transfer list in February, he remains a marginal figure with the London outfit after just 15 league starts last term.
Strachan has wasted no time in scouring The Premiership for potential recruits, and Konchesky has been the latest player linked with a move north of the border after Southampton keeper Antti Niemi and Spurs star Robbie Keane.
Curbishley, meanwhile, is looking to transform his squad after yet another disappointing end of season slump at The Valley, and is rumoured to be tracking Newcastle youngster Darren Ambrose.
The 21-year-old ended a frustrating season at St James' Park with a good run of form although, with Magpies boss Graeme Souness planning his own summer clear-out, the former Ipswich man is reputedly a target for the Charlton chief.