Fenerbahce goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic is being 'followed closely' by Ipswich Town according to Turkish outlet As Marca.

The 29-year-old is currently away at Euro 2024 with Croatia, where he started in a 3-0 defeat to Spain on Saturday afternoon. He's been Zlatko Dalic's first-choice shot-stopper in recent years, having earned 55 caps since 2017.

Although he didn't start in the 2018 World Cup - when Croatia beat England in the semi-finals before losing to France in the final - he was soon introduced as a replacement for Danijel Subasic, who retired from international football at the end of the tournament in Russia.

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At club level, Livakovic left Dinamo Zagreb to join Fenerbahce last summer. He started in 34 of their 38 league games as they finished second in the Turkish Super Lig behind Galatasaray despite accumulating 99 points.

Former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho took over as manager on June 1st, replacing Ismail Kartal.

Scottish Premiership side Celtic have been linked with a move for Livakovic for a number of weeks, with As Marca's report claiming that they've submitted a €9 million bid to acquire his services.

Brendan Rodgers is looking to find a replacement for Joe Hart, who retired from football at the end of last season.

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Alex's verdict

There's a good chance that Ipswich are in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer regardless of what happens, but with question marks lingering over all three of their senior options, they might need to step up that search.

Cieran Slicker has admitted that a loan move is the next step for him while Christian Walton hasn't started a league game for Town since the 2-2 draw against Fleetwood Town on May 7th, 2023.

A move like this could hinge on Vaclav Hladky, who's yet to sign a new deal at Portman Road. The 33-year-old came in for the injured Walton last summer and hasn't looked back, keeping 14 clean sheets in 46 Championship games.

Amid links to Celtic, he's claimed that he's happy in Suffolk and wants to agree a new contract to stay at the club.

If that doesn't materialise, the Blues will probably need a new first-choice goalkeeper. Livakovic boasts the pedigree and experience required to play in the Premier League. If reports of Celtic's bid of €9 million is true, he'd certainly be affordable for Ipswich.

Whether he'd want to leave Turkey - where he'll challenge for a league title and play Champions League football under a football icon in Mourinho - is another matter entirely. Although he'd be a good addition, it's hard to say whether this one is realistic.