Posh bid for Kearns

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Kearns: Subject of interest from Peterborough United

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Skysports.com understands Peterborough have tabled a bid for Dundalk star Daniel Kearns.

Kearns has been earning rave reviews for the Airtricity Premier League outfit and a number of clubs have been keeping tabs on his progress

Championship outfit Peterborough have held a long-term interest in Kearns and they have now firmed up their interest with a six-figure offer for the attacking midfielder.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson is a big fan of the former West Ham youngster and is hoping to win the race for the 19-year-old's services.

However, Peterborough could face competition for Kearns with Scottish giants Celtic showing an interest in the skilful attacker after he impressed against Neil Lennon's side in the Dublin Super Cup last month.

Dundalk are thought to be considering Peterborough's offer with Kearns out of contract at the end of the Airtricity season in two months.