St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson says Ali McCann will only leave the Scottish Premiership club ‘if the price is right’ amid interest from Celtic and EFL outfits.

Celtic have scouted McCann twice while English Championship clubs are keen on the Saints midfielder rated at £3 million. St Johnstone were eliminated from the Europa Conference League by Austrians LASK this week, McCann shining over the two legs, just like he did against Turkish giants Galatasaray in the Europa League earlier this month.

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Celtic have scouted McCann. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Davidson says he’s hoping to keep all of his players at McDiarmid Park – but knows McCann is attracting interest: “He is a terrific talent but he will only go if the price is right. It will be an interesting few days to come now.

“We are hoping to be bringing players in rather than selling. But we will see what happens. It’s football. Some of them have played really well. Ali McCann has played well in all four games and against LASK he was different class.


“We have competed against top teams in Europe and haven’t let ourselves down. We have to make sure we move on straight away. The work from everyone involved showed we have a really good squad. I believe that with the way we have played that this group of players want to get better and succeed.

“It’s fine margins at this level. For the club it’s disappointing to go out.”

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