St Johnstone’s Ali McCann is available for a record £3 million, amid Celtic and EFL interest in the Northern Ireland international (Sun).

The midfielder was a standout in St Johnstone’s Europa League third round qualifier against Turkish giants Galatasaray this month. McCann helped St Johnstone to a League Cup and Scottish Cup double last season alongside a top six Scottish Premiership spot. Celtic have scouted him twice while English Championship clubs are also keen.

Galatasaray v St. Johnstone: UEFA Europa League

Celtic have scouted Ali McCann. (Photo by Mehmet Eser/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

St Johnstone will demand a record fee for McCann, currently held by Saints manager Callum Davidson and his £1.75 million move to Blackburn Rovers in 1998. Midfield partner Murray Davidson knows there will be interest.

He said: “Ali was superb against Galatasaray – he just gets better and better. We all know Ali’s qualities here. It was no surprise to us how good he was in that company. Nothing fazes him.  He has a quiet confidence about him and is composed on the ball. We knew he would stand up to scrutiny at this level and he proved it.

“I hope he stays. But there’s bound to be teams looking at him. I don’t think the club is in a great rush to sell. From a selfish point of view, I hope everyone here stays for the season, not just Ali. But after his performances against Galatasaray, more people will see how good he is.”

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