Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that the club have received no approaches for striker Odsonne Edouard during the January transfer window.
There had been reports that clubs like Leicester, Arsenal, Aston Villa and even Juventus were weighing up potential offers for the 23-year-old this month, amid claims that the Hoops have dropped their asking price to £25m.
However, speaking out about Edouard’s future earlier today, Lennon confirmed that the Frenchman will almost certainly stay put in January after no bids were made:
“There’s been no bids for him, there’s been no speculation surrounding him this window, there’s been no interest in him at all particularly in this window.”
The impending departure of Jeremie Frimpong, for a fee in excess of £10m, means there is far less urgency to offload Edouard, although the France Under 21 internatonal’s contract situation means a sale will likely happen sooner rather than later.
With the forward not looking to sign an extension, it has left Celtic in a difficult position as the longer they keep the player, the more his value will depreciate.