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DONS KICK OUT HOOPS’ RECORD BID

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ABERDEEN have rejected a domestic record £5million bid from Celtic for centre-half Scott McKenna, according to the Sun on Sunday.

The Dons, who knocked back a £3.5million offer from the Hoops for the Scotland international last summer, are insisting they will only consider moves that match their £10million evaluation of the defender.

Reportedly, the Pittodrie outfit also kicked out a £7million bid from Aston Villa around the same time as the failed Parkhead approach last year. Enquiries from Swansea and Hull City met with the same fate.

Twenty-two-year-old McKenna is under contract until 2023 and boss Derek McInnes is adamant his giant stopper is going nowhere unless their terms are met.

Neil Lennon, like his predecessor Brendan Rodgers, targeted the centre-back, especially since Dedryck Boyata’s switch to Hertha Berlin and Filip Benkovic’s return to Leicester City.

Gordon Strachan, the-then Hoops gaffer, splashed the current biggest domestic transfer fee in 2007 when he spent £4.4million on Hibs midfielder Scott Brown, the club’s current skipper.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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