On August 15th, reported that Celtic’s interest in Rosenborg’s Birger Meling had been ‘growing louder’ in the last few days.

It was also explained the Scottish Premiership champions view the Norway international as an ‘ideal’ candidate to replace Kieran Tierney, who moved to Arsenal earlier this month.

Norwegian newspaper VG explain on Friday the defender has the opportunity to make a jump to a bigger club and once again state that Neil Lennon’s side ‘follow’ him.

VG got hold of Meling and asked him about the recent reports linking him a move to Celtic.

He said, “When you play international matches, whether it’s for Rosenborg or for Norway, you know that people are watching the matches.”

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“They will tell you whether you are doing good or bad. Then you have to deal with things if a bid comes in, but so far, I haven’t heard anything. I take things very seriously. I enjoy Rosenborg very well.”

Rosenborg face Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League play-off later this month.

If Meling’s side overcome the Croatian club, the former will then seal a spot in the group stages of the European competition. Should that happen, then it could make it even more difficult for the fullback to leave Rosenborg.

“It is clear that if you make it to the Champions League [group stages], it will be terribly difficult to go away,” he stressed.

VG are not surprised with the Scottish champions’ rumoured interest in Meling, mainly because of his performance for club and country over the last few years.