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Celtic in Transfer Tussle With Three EPL Clubs For Ex-Arsenal Frontman

Adebayor

Celtic are one of four clubs interested in signing Emmanuel Adebayor, according to reports in the English media. Watford, Sheffield United and West Ham are also in the mix for the 35-year-old, with the Hammers currently leading the race for the veteran striker. Adebayor is keen to play in London after previously playing for Arsenal …

Celtic Eye Serbian Colossus As Lennon Admits To Scouting Trip

Celtic are pursuing Partizan Belgrade centre-back Strahinja Pavlovic, according to multiple reports in the UK. Hoops boss Neil Lennon was in the stands to see the 6ft 4in defender in action as Partizan won 1-0 against Connah’s Quay in a Europa League qualifier on Thursday. Speaking about his presence in Wales for the match, the …

Lennon Makes Worrying Admission About Kieran Tierney As Arsenal Reopen Talks

Kieran Tierney

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Kieran Tierney is not fully focused due to the interest being shown in him from Arsenal. The Hoops have rejected two bids for the 22-year-old but Lennon says they are trying to help keep the fullback’s mind firmly on the job: “It’s difficult for him to keep focused at the …

‘Already Goal Of The Season’ ‘Some Strike’ Fans On Twitter Are Delighted To See Celtic Ace Score In Champions League Qualifier

Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring goal

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths said he had to hold back the tears after scoring against Nomme Kalju last night. The Hoops star gave a telling reminder of his talent when he hit a superb free kick in the 5-0 win in the Champions League qualifier: pic.twitter.com/tFCTgGbzpa — CelticBible (@CelticBible) 24 July 2019 Griffiths has been …

Morgan And Jullien To Start: Celtic’s Predicted XI To Face Nomme Kalju

Lewis Morgan

Celtic face Estonian side Nomme Kalju in the Champions League second qualifying round first leg match this evening. Manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that Mikey Johnston, Issouf Vakoun Bayo and Marian Shved are ready to return to training but tonight’s game is likely to be soon for the trio. It could mean that Lewis Morgan …

Lennon Reveals Why Celtic Have Decided Against Move For EPL Winner

Danny Simpson

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has explained why they have opted against handing Danny Simpson a trial. The former Leicester City player, and Premier League winner, was expected to train with the Hoops this week. However, the impending arrival of Hapoel Be’er Sheva defender Hatem Abd Elhamed has ended the club’s interest in the 32-year-old: “On …

‘Not The Easiest Of Draw’ ‘Nice, Very Nice Indeed’ Fans Have A Mixed Reaction To Celtic’s Possible Champions League Opponents

Celtic Park

Celtic will face either CFR Cluj or Maccabi Tel-Aviv if the club make it through to the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Neil Lennon’s side must navigate past Estonian club Nomme Kalju first, but the draw has got a lot of supporters talking on Twitter. Some fans feel that they could have got …

Why Do Celtic Continually Reject Bids From Arsenal For Kieran Tierney?

Kieran Tierney

Kieran Tierney has been at the centre of one of the biggest transfer sagas in Britain this summer as Celtic continue to rebuff Arsenal’s advances. The Gunners are desperate to add the 22-year-old Scotland international to their ranks, but their bids thus far have been unsatisfactory and the Hoops are playing hardball. They are seemingly …

Celtic Could Make Surprise Swoop For Italian Playmaker (Who Once Cost £18m)

Bertolacci

Celtic are keen on signing former AC Milan midfielder Andrea Bertlolacci, according to reports in Italy. The 28-year-old left the Rossoneri earlier this summer and is available on a free transfer. Bertolacci was recruited by Milan for €20m (£18m) in 2015, but he struggled for form and was loaned out to Genoa in the 2017/18 …

Sutton Pinpoints “Huge Issue” That Celtic Must Rectify As Soon As Possible

Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton is shocked that the club have not addressed their lack of right-back options sooner. Kristoffer Ajer has had to deputise at fullback in the Champions League qualifiers against FK Sarajevo but Sutton believes Neil Lennon’s side will be exposed when they play better opposition: “Mikael Lustig is gone a long …

Club Confirm Defender’s £1.6m Switch To Celtic Is All But Done

Hatem Abd Elhamed

Hapoel Be’er Sheva manager Barak Bakhar has confirmed Hatem Abd Elhamed is very close to signing for Celtic. The Hoops are believed to have agreed a £1.6m fee for the 28-year-old, with the player able to play both right-back and centre-back. Bakhar says that Abd Elhamed’s decision to join Celtic was a no-brainer, considering the …

‘On A Different Level’ ‘A Wee Gem’ ‘My Early Guess For POTY’ Fans On Twitter Praise Celtic Star After Man Of The Match Display

Ryan Christie

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie scored one and created another as the Hoops came out 2-1 winners against FK Sarajevo yesterday evening. The 24-year-old was deservedly named man of the match for his performance against the Bosnian outfit. Fans on Twitter were quick to praise Christie: Ryan Christie is on a different level — Terry O'Donnell …

Jullien And Sinclair To Start: Celtic’s Predicted XI To Face FK Sarajevo Tonight

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has a number of injury concerns heading into tonight’s Champions League qualifier second leg against FK Sarajevo. Boli Bolingoli Mbombo and Mikey Johnston have been added to the list of absentees, alongside the likes of Kieran Tierney, Olivier Ntcham, Maryan Shved, Vakoun Issouf Bayo, Daniel Arzani, Eboue Kouassi and Jack Hendry. Christopher …

Arsenal’s Rival For Kieran Tierney Could Be About To Pull Out

Kieran Tierney

Napoli may not make a bid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney this summer, according to reports in the Italian media. The Scottish international was reportedly being lined up to replace Mario Rui at the San Paolo stadium, but the Portuguese fullback is now expected to stay put. Rui has been the subject of interest from …