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31 Jan 2015 08:24:51
ED any truth in this young boy from PSV Zakaria Bakkali coming to us? I red that he's got the potential to be a great player and we have came to the table for him?

HH

Chris1888

chris   chris

Ed07{Ed007's Note - The lad is different gravy, I'd be amazed if we even had a sniff at signing at him.}

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31 Jan 2015 13:38:22
Villareal are looking at him

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31 Jan 2015 09:05:08
Celtic are in the running to sign Bakali from PSV. He is a 19th old winger

marco1888

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31 Jan 2015 09:50:25
No chance Marco

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31 Jan 2015 10:59:21
I have seen him a couple of times, Brilliant, But, But, a problem child, with a lot of Attitude

Malika20

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31 Jan 2015 11:05:36
If only

BigBhoy BigBhoy

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31 Jan 2015 12:24:35
If only indeed.

JimTim JimTim

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31 Jan 2015 13:37:15
Never seen or heard of him before is he any good

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01 Feb 2015 10:22:39
This is a signing that Lawell needs to give it his all to get. This young man has the real potential to be something special, skill, speed and 100% pure ability. He needs to be nurtured in the right direction. If Diela is as good as he says he is at development then were on the right tracks. I think if we have GMS on the left next season and young Bakkali on the right then were having pace and skill both flanks then I think we can begin to see Deila's vision.

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29 Jan 2015 14:37:27
Tv say Utd have rejected bids from us and burnley for Armstrong wonder what measly amount we have offered?

SOS BHOY

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29 Jan 2015 14:55:01
Prob farmfoods vouchers pal or asked for him on tic ;)

HH

Chris1888

chris chris

Ed07{Ed007's Note - £1.5 million, Burnley bid £1 million.}

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29 Jan 2015 15:22:40
Think that's ah fair shout ed. Looks lyk they will play hardball to let him go. wonder if we increase b4 deadline or player hands in transfer request?

HH

Chris1888

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Ed

Amy chance of us increasing the bid?

NiallH

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Probably but they know what Dundee Utd want (£2.5m) and unless that's the bid it's a waste of time.}

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Agreed Ed, a big difference between what we are offering and what they want even though we know the going rate. I can't see Utd budging on the price either due to their good financial health and hate for us. The only bonus for Utd is that it isn't Mike Ashley, Dave King, Charles Green or Craig Whyte on the phone!

NiallH

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Dundee Utd's hate for us? I don't know where you're getting that from.}

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29 Jan 2015 16:21:18
Ed do you think they could "meet in the middle"?

Utd are in good health but are not daft either surely his "optimum" value is in this window his contract is up summer 2016

Jamiebhoy7

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I can't see them agreeing to any deal that doesn't 100% suit them.}

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29 Jan 2015 16:35:29
Just because united value him at 2.5 mil doesn't mean we should pay it

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29 Jan 2015 16:59:13
Never go in with your top offer. it could be that Armstrong was looking to see if eltic were serious and he might ask to go, could maybe shed a cpl of hundred k's off the fee

chrisbhoy83

Ed07{Ed007's Note - And give up loyalty bonuses etc that he's due? Even if he handed in a transfer request, which isn't going to happen, Utd can still ask for the same money or even turn down the request.
Clubs and players don't need to do what CFC fans want them to do.}

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Ed

Maybe hate is a strong word but we certainly get treated differently to other clubs in Scotland and clubs outside of Scotland. Take Johnny Russell for example who would have cost us double to what Derby paid for him. Plus RD talking about GMS before anything was signed didn't go down too well either.

NiallH

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Most clubs will look for more money if they sell a player to a rival, Juan Mata wouldn't have cost £37 million if he had left Chelsea to move abroad. As for RD talking about GMS, that's hardly Utd's fault and it was McNamara that spoke out. Stephen Thompson is a good chairman who looks after Dundee Utd well, just because he backs his club to the hilt doesn't mean they have any grievance with CFC.}

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29 Jan 2015 17:34:07
May as well offer their valuation or a bit less with a sell on clause. People are saying he's Scotlands best midfielder after Brown and we paid a lot more for him 2.5m is nothing to us. Unless CFC has other transfer targets and RD might not want to blow all his budget on one player

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29 Jan 2015 19:03:43
Actually that is a very good point I rate him with as much potential as brown had and we paid much more for him, and he was worth every penny . Maybe this goes back to the discussion earlier about buying proven Scottish players over taking risks with players who might not suit spl .

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29 Jan 2015 19:27:22
To be honest, he's worth it - to us and to them. We should be offering that, and they shouldn't be accepting (much) lower. Why would they? They have two possible cup finals and could feasibly finish 2nd (or 3rd), all of which he is going to help towards.

I think the best we could hope for would be to offer the full 2.5million for him, and GMS. United may take it - but even then, that would only work if we gave them enough time to get in replacements.

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29 Jan 2015 20:32:14
I would offer them £2.5m for both Armstrong and GMS. and offer them the likes of McGregor, Twardzik or Rogic on loan

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30 Jan 2015 01:44:29
The boy is worth 3m! We can't keep neglecting Scottish talent with massive potential RD said he is like Thomas muller of Bayern but I don't agree but what an addition Armstrong and GMS would be! We've bearly spent anything and sold a good few players for a lot of money and signed some iffy ones for about the 2m mark on on Why not spend 3m on what we know we are getting?

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30 Jan 2015 14:22:38
SOS BHOY I agree, we've spent £2m-£3m on utter rubbish. At least with Stuart Armstrong you know you're getting a good player. Hand over the 2.5m THE NOW.

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30 Jan 2015 19:11:56
No way theyr'e losing Armstrong and GMS this window.

JimTim JimTim

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I wouldn't be too sure about that.....

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Ed

Why with Utd in such a good financial position would they be willing to lose both in the same window? Hope you are right though as you seem to know something we don't.

NiallH

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Offer them the right money and Utd will sell.}

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31 Jan 2015 01:06:57
Ed do u think we will get Armstrong?

SOS BHOY

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Yes I do although we might need to wait until the summer but Monday could turn out to be an interesting day.}

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29 Jan 2015 11:56:26
Hi all don't know how true these rumours are but will give us something to think and talk about
•Celtic are keeping tabs on Argentine striker Sergio Araujo, who is currently on loan at Spanish side Las Palmas from Boca Juniors.
•Celtic still interested in signing winger Charis Mavrias from Sunderland
•Gary MacKay Steven could yet be signed this month, expect a last minute move on deadline day.
•Celtic have scouted 19 year old midfielder Alex Mowatt from Leeds Utd.
•Two time Celtic trialist Michael Duffy from Derry City may be heading to Championship after Celtic seemed to have cooled interest on the player. He did make a big impact while he was at Celtic Park.

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30 Jan 2015 19:16:10
Never seen that Araujo link. He was the "next Saviola" a while back wasn't he? So that means loads of potential that goes nowhere?! Might be interesting. I reckon we'll see two totally left field signings two hours before the deadline.

JimTim JimTim

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28 Jan 2015 11:08:09
Celtic scouted Sunderlands 20 year old winger Chairs Mavrias at an U21 game against Man United with a view to taking him on loan

bravetart86

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28 Jan 2015 19:13:27
Charis* damn predictive text haha!

bravetart86

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28 Jan 2015 20:33:37
I was about to say with a name like that he's sure to put bums on seats!

PedroCelt PedroCelt

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28 Jan 2015 21:55:18
I don't know what's worse. Our transfer policy or that joke. Then again they are basically the same thing.

BigBhoy BigBhoy

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29 Jan 2015 00:20:36
Hes never played first team football in his career. Its either a massive gamble, A publicity stunt to get his a loan move somewhere or we wasn't even scouting him at the game, I've never even heard of him. Ed any source in this?

bravetart86

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I don't know where the story came from but Mavrias played 68 games for Panathinaikos (6 goals, 8 assists) and played 6 matches for Sunderland (1 goal), he's also played in the CL and EL for the Greek side and has 5 full caps.}

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28 Jan 2015 09:02:37
A newspaper this morning reporting that Deila & Collins watched Argentinian Sergio Araujo playing for Las Palmas in Spain's 2nd tier against Zaragoza. He scored 2 in the game they watched and is currently on loan from Boca Juniors. Played for Barcelona B on loan previously too.

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28 Jan 2015 15:35:21
Why would a 'B' team take on a loan signing? Isn't the idea to blood the peripheral and younger players?

cavalcanti

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28 Jan 2015 16:36:55
Some "B" teams take on young loan players to see if they are worth signing long term. plus they also sign older players who are only good enough to play in that division to help the youngsters instead of them getting humped every week and losing confidence

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28 Jan 2015 18:19:49
Interesting, Chrisbhoy, cheers. Its not that daft after all.

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28 Jan 2015 19:26:02
Just looked up on him, He can play in ST LW CF roles which is good for Deila's set up and his market value is £1.58m on transfermarkt. Looks good value for money decent on Youtube too but so is everyone

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25 Jan 2015 23:33:08
Rumour going about on Saturday was that commons will sign a 2year deal by Friday

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26 Jan 2015 06:20:08
I hope so

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26 Jan 2015 07:29:35
celtic are not giving him 2 years. It's a 1 year deal and as far I have heard it's a take it or leave it offer

marco1888

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Come on Celtic give him his 2 years - he deseves it. Think about all the money squandered on donkies over the years, let him have his 2 years so he can start concentrating on banging them in again.

HH

ShottsBhoy

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The way his partner was going on in the sunday papers, they are here for another 2 yrs

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Let's hope so by far the most creative player in the team and I'll bet he's not on as good a wage as some of the others in the team.

AlanP

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He has been Rank rotten all season. And he was rotten against Ross county

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27 Jan 2015 11:32:28
And he still scored the winner preventing 2 points dropped. Everyone was rank against Ross County. Just as well Commons didn't try to walk the ball into the net or it would've been 0-0.

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28 Jan 2015 00:15:14
Not exactly been a rush of clubs trying to sign him? NL has been the only one trawling and now he accepts Commons is here for the duration of the season.

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24 Jan 2015 11:47:48
Celtic XI v Ross County (4-2-3-1): Gordon; Matthews, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Commons, Guidetti, Henderson; Griffiths.

Subs: Zaluska, Ambrose, Scepovic, Lustig, McGregor, Thomson, Lindsay.

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22 Jan 2015 23:16:11
It looks like the Guidette like to Southampton earlier was just smsm lash again.
Koeman has distance d himself from it saying they are not interested.
Looks like they'll have to think up some new shut noo! :D
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22 Jan 2015 16:00:11
Kayal to Brighton, 200k Fee, deal being done now, stick 50k to this and get Gms in now.

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22 Jan 2015 16:22:14
If this is true good luck to the guy just a pity we did not see the best of him due to injury by thug mc culloch

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GOOD LUCK Kayal you will always be a Bhoy

tony2bhoy

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Thought the guy was class. Loved the goal he scored against Dundee Utd and his shaky run celebration towards our one and only NL. My he's like our massimo donati Hail Hail

Queenslie

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All the best to him, shame about injuries he looked a class act his first season hopefully gets a good run at Brighton, y.n.w.a Kayal.

Chris30

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Shame he couldn't stay injury free he was brilliant when we first signed him. All the best and agree with poster get in GMS his wages will be a lot lower than Kayals too

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22 Jan 2015 15:52:08
Beram Kayal is off to Brighton

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22 Jan 2015 22:21:54
Good luck to kayal!Done well for us, pity he picked up that bad injury! Hope he gets a good run at Brighton.hail hail >:)

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22 Jan 2015 14:02:38
I don't pick up many rumours but I've heard that Craig Thomson is to referee the League Cup semi-final between Celtic and Scotland's newest club.

Amateur Horticulturist   Amateur Horticulturist
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22 Jan 2015 21:22:29
aw for f*cks sake

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His decision making will cause mayhem!

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22 Jan 2015 12:37:22
The Hamilton LB Hendrie was linked with us a wee while back, and his move to West Ham has just collapsed. Are we still/have we ever been interested?
Izzy desperately needs competition

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Quotes say he is out of contract on the Summer so a bit strange why West Ham we're going to pay £2 million for him especially when he won't be a starter. Could be a good move for us on a Bosman although we would have to pay a development fee due to his age.

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21 Jan 2015 18:50:35
Celtic XI v Motherwell (4-2-3-1) Gordon; Matthews, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Commons, Johansen, Stokes; Griffiths.

Subs: Zaluska, Lustig, Ambrose, McGregor, Forrest, Scepovic, Guidetti.

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21 Jan 2015 15:36:53
Hey Ed is this Darren Fletcher link just rags putting two and two together and getting five? Or is there a chance we might break the wage structure? Obviously spent a while out the side with illness but for me, one of Utd's most underrated players over a decade. Would certainly bring the experience and steady head to our midfield. Think I remember a quote of him saying he'd like to finish up at Celtic.

JimTim   JimTim

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Fletcher has said he wants to stay in England.}

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21 Jan 2015 21:43:53
It's just paper rubbish we couldn't afford the wages! And with this commons rubbish!

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21 Jan 2015 11:35:42
Celtic linked with Ashdods Nigerian LB Oshaniwa now. He has 18 months remaining on his contract and if I was to guess would be another Dudu Dahan rumour. Can't see this happening

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21 Jan 2015 06:08:57
My mate is a ST holder and word on the street is that Bolton will get Commons. NL wants a playmaker like him and his current record since he took over as manager is not too shabby and they look likely to back him. Results good and supporters are behind him.

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21 Jan 2015 10:24:46
So because your mates a ST holder that makes story legit?

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21 Jan 2015 11:15:54
I'm beginning to think that after the end of Jan, we will have a weaker squad.

toh1967

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DN30, it was a comment passed on from a friend who has a few contacts within the club. No it does not make him an expert but I thought this was a rumours page where items like this may be of interest to others. Since he is not the manager or director I guess it does not make it official but it certainly is legit in as much as it is a legitimate statement made by my friend based on the knowledge he has.

TinyTim TinyTim

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Today is the 22nd Jan. I think the transfer window closes on Mon 2nd Feb. As it takes Celtic about 2 weeks to get any players, when are they going to start talks WITH ANYONE.Or are they going to con the fans once again.

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19 Jan 2015 23:28:40
Celtic supposedly stepping it up to bring in Armstrong in Jan, ED any news on this? I think we should offer 3m to Utd to bring in him and GMS see if they take the bait

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20 Jan 2015 11:31:26
They rate Armstrong at £2.5m and GMS at £250.000 so there is no way Celtic are going to offer £3m for both of them especially when we get GMS for nothing in the summer too many people at celtic with the biscuit tin mentality .

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Celtic will bid on last day for something like £50k to sign GMS this window. Take it or recieve nothing. I don't think Dundee United can afford to not take £

DN30

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Dundee Utd are in a great financial position to turn it down. They posted a net profit of £1.2m for the last financial year and that figure did not include the £2.8m sale of Andrew Robertson to Hull City, or Ryan Gauld's £3m switch to Sporting Lisbon.}

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Forgot about that ed. Surely though they would want to take some £ rather than nothing?

DN30

Ed07{Ed007's Note - There's circa £180k of a difference between finishing 3rd and 4th in the Premiership and circa £250k between 2nd and 3rd. Utd are chasing a European place, there's a league cup final place up for grabs and they're still in the Scottish Cup. Would you take £50k for Commons?}

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Ed, the main reason for their current position is that they have highly competent businessmen running the club so surely taking a lower price for GMS would be more savvy than paying him another 4/5 month's wages and receiving no fee?

Kevbhoy

Ed07{Ed007's Note - So you'd take £50k for Commons?}

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Not me personally but I'm sure Pedro would be tempted

Kevbhoy

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Also the Commons situation is completely different. He wants to stay at Celtic whereas it's already official that GMS is leaving Dundee United.

Kevbhoy

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20 Jan 2015 16:21:38
Good point ed can see why they are saying 250k now. Would make sense to reject anything below that figure when they still have a lot to play for

What's your thoughts on Armstrong? Do you think we could get him in before end of the window?

Kieran_Bhoy Kieran_Bhoy

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I have no idea where the Armstrong story came from but nobody's contacted Dundee Utd about him.}

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My understanding is that Celtic are no longer interested in Armstrong and are instead going to work on the progress of Henderson who has 5 years on Armstrong and has far better potential.

Darylbhoy

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If we had a suitable replacement for commons and if he was not to feature in Deilas plans, I would be happy with something rather than nothing.

DN30

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They put a price tag of 6m on Ciftci and Armstrong my guessing is that's 3m each I can't see them valuing Ciftci at 3.5m and 2.5 for Armstrong as he's the better player. So my opinion would be offer 3m for both Armstrong and GMS see if they take it. Or add a 10-15% sell on fee on top for Armstrong if they refuse the offer to sell both. I rate Henderson but that's all we hear from Celtic is potential we need some proven players too

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Armstrong is far better than Henderson, he may well be 5 years younger but he's 10 years behind in footballing terms

Never heard so much 💩 in all my life. Sorry I have, keep forgetting every year for the past 6/7 years Pedro says we can sign a £5 million plus player

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20 Jan 2015 19:07:00
Dundee United have just stated that they have had no offers from Celtic or anybody else for Armstrong or any other of their players.

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20 Jan 2015 19:30:05
I'd love to know where sly sports get there sources from by the way! Says celtic have entered into negotiations for Armstrong and tryin to agree a fee! I think they just make it up as they go along by the way! I for one would be stunned if Lawell payed 2.5 million for anyone in the SPL! I really rate Armstrong and would love to see him in the hoops, but I'm afraid there's no chance! Hopefully I'm proved wrong but! We'll be lucky to spend any money in this window, just like the last one!

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A lot of negativity on here I think celtic will sign GMS and Armstrong before the end of this window. Will we get anyone else probably not might sign gudetti on a permenent basis but can't see us doing much more if we get them two in. I am all for buying good scottish talent I thing armstrong is better than biton and might even take over from brown in years to come. And GMS is better than what we have out wide just now if he can stay fit.

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Sam I don't think its negativity at all! I really hope we do get Armstrong and gms but I don't think we'll pay out the money! Just being realistic unfortunately, we've barely spent a penny in the past 3 or 4 windows and nuthin has made me think otherwise! But like I said I hope I'm proved wrong and we sign both of them in this window!

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I think we will get GMS, Armstrong and one more in purely on the basis Guidetti ain't coming so the 3m will be used elsewhere. Agree although Henderson is a decent young player and has potential he is miles behind Armstrong

bravetart86

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I'd say Henderson is a better player today than Armstrong was at 18.}

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19 Jan 2015 11:44:19
Derry City looking for £300,000 for Duffy.Celtic not willing to pay that. Is Michael Kelly and his gang from the 1980's/1990's board back in charge again?. THIS IS A JOKE. PLUS GET GMS IN NOW.

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19 Jan 2015 12:45:11
Heard they'r wantin the boy over for 3rd trial! Now if u don't know if u want the player after he's been over twice and scored twice in a game then Uve got to ask if theyr doing there jobs properly!This is what we've become but! We could get him and GMS for a combined half a mill but we can't even do that! Embarssing is the word that springs to mind!

Dangy1888

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He left today for Brentford, and Bournemouth waiting in the wings, we need to get a move on if we want a good player for the future

Malika20

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The fact that its Brentford and Bournemouth that are waiting in the wings may tell you why we are unwilling to pay £300,000. Its a fair chunk of money for a player the manager is clearly not sure about.

Pedrobhoy

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Pedrobhoy it just our board being tight as usual. Liewell making us a laughing stock.

Chris30

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19 Jan 2015 16:54:10
Chris, I do agree to a certain extent, but the fact is they want a third look at the player so perhaps they don't rate him at the asking price? Why should we just pay what we are asked? I would be happy to see GMS coming in now right enough!

Pedrobhoy

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If they need to see the guy 3 times then there's sumthin wrong there! By all accounts the reports were good on the boy! 300 grand on I wouldn't imagine high wages represents no risk to us! It's just another example of us penny pinching and tryin to get every player for a few grand cheaper!

Dangy1888

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Spot on Dangy1888, Pedrobhoy we must clearly rate him, I agree we shouldn't pay what we asked all the time but c'mon mate our boards penny pinching over the years a disgrace.

Chris30

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Im glad they are wanting a 3rd look at player. Less chance of another bangura, pukki, balde etc.

DN30

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I take it Celtic must have asked for a price to get the 300k quote. I bet Bournemouth or Brentford would gladly pay that money for such a promising player.No doubt Celtic's interest has alerted other clubs to his availability.Time to stump up the cash or lose out to a non penny pinchin outfit who shouldn't even be considered as an alternative to signing for the Hoops!

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DN30

Makes perfect sense, let's spend around 2 million each on 3 average players on huge wages and then quibble over 300 grand for others.

NiallH

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Everyone wants to get someone for as little as possible but the way Celtic go about their business we normally end up losing out on the player

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18 Jan 2015 12:56:24
Any news on Maloney Ed? Lot of talk yesterday about him signing a pre contract.

Dangy1888

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Maloney himself has said he would rather stay in England so because of the one-month-rule in effect down there he will probably wait until nearer the summer to see if anyone makes a move for him on a free, unless of course someone is willing to pay a fee like Leicester are/were. I expect Leicester to have another go at doing a deal this window.}

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17 Jan 2015 11:45:02
Celtic XI v Hamilton (4-2-3-1): Gordon, Matthews, van Dijk, Denayer, Izaguirre; Bitton, Brown; Commons, Johansen, Henderson; Griffiths.

Subs: Zaluska, Ambrose, Guidetti, Scepovic, Fisher, McGregor, Thomson

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17 Jan 2015 10:42:06
Maloney on the way, McClean will take 3k a week cut in wages and come, no way will he play league 1 next season, get Duffy signed now and flog Virgil, some great defenders available on loan right now, who will get us through to the summer

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17 Jan 2015 11:35:54
Would take Duffy but everything else you've posted can't see it, Maloney heading to States, McClean will stay in England I think even if Wigan get relegated can see some premier clubs aswell as championship clubs bidding for him as for vvd keep him to the summer doesn't need sold him & he's agent been pricks

Chris30

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You might be right Malika20 about Maloney coming back right enough but I don't get it, 1 of the reasons Commons seemingly isn't getting a 2 year deal is because his age, Maloney is older is he not? To me Commons a better player & goalscorer, don't get me wrong I've got nothing against Shaun when he on form he a good player but he didn't exactly do anything great it his second spell way us and got to remember he couldn't wait to get away the first time when Oneil tapped him up. I think the way Commons been treated a disgrace & also got to agree way his agent he gave up Scotland to focus on us, I don't get this move at all if it happens. If you can ed can you put a poll up Maloney or Commons much appreciated.

Chris30

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Chris30
I think Maloney would suit RDs system better but must disagree about the 'gave up playing for Scotland to concentrate on Celtic' - I am sure he said at the time he was giving up so he could spend more time with his family! - no problem with that, think he is quite right as players must spend a lot of time in hotels etc

Markiebhoy

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Markiebhoy your right but he also did say he just wanted to concentrate on club football way us, I'll ask you this do you think it right the way he being treated.

Chris30

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Chris

I agree he is being treated harshly but football is a harsh sport. One minute you can be worth a fortune and the next worthless.

Do you remember we signed Fojut (now at Dundee Utd) on a pre-contract a few years back and then he done his ACL? We tore up the contract at that point. Harsh but the right thing to do. Hopefully this gamble pays off too as they clearly don't see Commons as a first pick for the next 2 years.

NiallH

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Totally agree NiallH I know it a harsh sport but I think as players are always said to show loyalty which in my opinion Commons has clearly done the board should be doing the same, mate if it wasn't for him last season we would have struggled for goals bar he's second season he's been consistent and we all know what he had to deal with off the park that season which would have messed anyone's head, I know he doesn't maybe fit rd system all the time but in my opinion he would be top goalscorer this season aswell if he was playing regular. Just my opinion bud I think we going back to the biscuit tin mentality, iam not gone a come on here & say I know what commons is wanting because I don't but I don't think he being holding club to ransom.

Chris30

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Chris

We are on the same page. I would give Commons what he wants unless asking for a massive rise as he is one of the only creative influences we have and as you say where would we have been last season without him. He has been loyal and appears to love playing for Celtic but the board have a right to offer him what they see fit. Just because he is getting a 1 year deal doesn't mean he won't be offered another year if things go well next season. Quite a few EPL teams do this with guys over 30.

NiallH

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16 Jan 2015 14:07:31
Celtic rumored to be interested in Maccabi Tel Aviv striker Ben Haim with Standard Liege interested too. Strange rumour that.

bravetart86

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16 Jan 2015 16:50:31
Should we not be trying to sign Damari from that league if any CF?

SOS BHOY

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He doesn't play in that league he signed for Leipzig is Austrian 2nd league this month from Austria Wein. If we got anyone out that league would have to be Zahavi he's top scorer would be a good replacement for Commons

bravetart86

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Would take this with a massive shovel of (rock)salt as he would cost £2m approx and we won't even spend a tenth of that to get GMS right away.

JungleJim

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He's actually a winger can play on left right or off the striker. True with a small amount like that I fear what the team in years to come will end up like as for now it's not much better than the Mowbray era

bravetart86

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Are we never gone to learn our lessons going for these foreigners when there's players in spl that would be better for us, any truth in this & we offering £2 mill why is that not going to Armstrong, I really don't get this Lennon was the same in the transfers bought duds when there was better playing in spl, I agree bravetart86 that's we were back the way like Mowbray was taking us.

Chris30

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It is all about trying to make a profit apparently no one will pay the big money for Scottish players but we got good money for the likes of McGeady, Forster, Hooper playing for us and in CL. Scottish players should be the core of our team, we should have these players as our long term and get the odd foreigner in too who will likely be using us as a stepping stone. Scottish players can come cheap too with a sell on clause on offer.

bravetart86

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16 Jan 2015 11:33:25
GMS has agreed to a pre contract agreement. Story is on Celtics official website

bravetart86

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16 Jan 2015 20:30:04
Hope we pay the money get boy this month, happy the lad coming but more needs to be done, to me cut our loses way wakaso, tonev, Berget, sell Kayal & hopefully we get an Armstrong or a signing the fans want for a change

Chris30

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2014- The year of the loan.
2015- The year of the pre contract.
Open the biscuit tin and get the players NOW.

toh1967

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16 Jan 2015 08:06:18
Morning Ed,

Do you know if there is any truth in this rumour that is floating about that Celtic are away to sign a massive deal with gaming giant Fruity King? Heard it a few months back but been hearing a lot more about it recently.

gazcfc21   gazcfc21

Ed07{Ed007's Note - They seem to have been linked with everything lately, it sounds like nothing more than PR stunts to me.}

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I saw an article just before Christmas saying that they were going to sponsor us and Leeds and a couple of days ago I saw another one saying it was the Scottish Premiership they were going for now. Definitely reeks of a publicity stunt

Kevbhoy

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17 Jan 2015 08:33:07
Fruity king sounds like another lot of "boys" that would be sponsored by anyone with that name ffs!
(Joking btw Ed)

ChrisBhoy6767

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14 Jan 2015 21:45:31
Celtic supposed to be interested in highly rated Dutch U21 defender who plays for AZ Alkmaar a fee of 1.7m being quoted. ED have you heard of this or his name as the report doesn't mention a name?

bravetart86

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I've no idea sorry, the only thing with AZ I know about is that they could be a possible destination for Boerrigter.}

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14 Jan 2015 23:33:18
Wesley Hoedt

Anton

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Lazio apparently had a £1 million bid rejected, Ajax are looking at him aswell

Tompo88

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Get excited about players from the Netherlands I watch the league round up every week and any live games I get chance. He hasn't played much but has looked decent. Left sided so might fit in nicely alongside VVD. His contract runs out in the summer apparently so might not cost that much.

JimTim JimTim

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Jimtim VVD is our left sided CB this Bhoy would be a replacement not strengthening like we need.

SOS BHOY

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I was hoping it was to replace Effy but not if he's left sided. IT SHOULD BE A REPLACEMENT FOR HIM.

toh1967

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At least we know if we sell VVD we have a nice cheap option to replace him hope he's good as I can see Virgil leaving this window

bravetart86

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Thanks ED would be good to see what Boerrigter can do now he's injury free but can't see RD waiting to find out

bravetart86

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VVD is going there is not any doubts about that he would be a replacement not seen him myself but might be good business .

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Aye SOS but only because VVD is better on his weaker side than Ambrose. Regardless, VVD will be away in the summer so if we have a replacement lined up he should be bedded into the side now. Then ofcourse when he is sold, a more expensive candidate brought in.

JimTim JimTim

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Good shout Jim Tim its never that easy when Celtics concerned. Would have liked that Jean-Armel-Kana-Biyik would have been cheap but we done the usual and left it too late to try

bravetart86

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Bravetart, do you genuinely believe that Celtic left it too late to try? Or do you think maybe they just didn't want him in the first place? Just because you like the look of a player doesn't mean our scouts/manager do

Kevbhoy

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There was heavy reports we was after him google it if you must Kevboy!

bravetart86

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14 Jan 2015 13:14:40
Apparently we are being linked with someone called Ahmed Benali, plays for Brescia. Brescia are in financial trouble and apparently players can leave for free if wages are not paid in 2 weeks.

DN30

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14 Jan 2015 13:47:14
Sly sports also say Everton linked to him so guess we won't see him then.

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Thats where I saw news as well. Your right, its getting beyond a joke.

DN30

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A player that costs nothing this is right up PL's street absolute joke 14 days into the window and what's happened couple of names in a paper but nothing I'll put money on it we loose either VVD or Commons in this window and he will bring in a couple of loan signings.

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Seen he used to be on man city's books so there could be something in it with Ronny's link's with city whether the guy is any good who know's.

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13 Jan 2015 17:44:38
Apparently we've approached Dundee United about talking to GMS. I know a lot of people would question whether he's the calibre of player we need (personally I like him and think he'd do well) but at least this way we know he can do a job on the domestic scene, which is sometimes not even guaranteed when we bring in unknown players from all over Europe.

Kevbhoy

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13 Jan 2015 18:15:38
You have to laugh at the £80000 offer from Sheffield, what happened to the 1 million offer they put in lol

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I hope we get him I think he will do well for us but if celtic pennie pinch then this will be another one that will get away I think GMS would rather come to us than Sheffield United but we will have to wait and see hope we get him before te end of the season.

Sam1888cfc

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Supposed to be, we want GMS but unwilling to pay the transfer fee. As Victor Meldrew said I DON'T BELIEVE IT. £250,000! PAY UP NOW.

toh1967

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16 Jan 2015 20:43:16
Is the GMS going to be another steven Fletcher senario where the board refuse to pay a small feein the January transfer window and it costs us the league.

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13 Jan 2015 10:41:18
Ronny Deila is interested in doing a swap with Adam Matthews heading to Cardiff while South Koreans Kim Bo-Kyung comes to Celtic. Anyone know if he's any good?

bravetart86

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13 Jan 2015 11:51:38
That's just a bad deal lol

SOS BHOY

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13 Jan 2015 12:54:03
I doubt he interested in losing Matthews with Lustig being so injury prone this season!

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Matthews may be having a rough time at the minute but we all know (I think we all know) he's a good right-back. Can't see him being allowed to leave.

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12 Jan 2015 18:50:17
Heard we're looking at the striker Nemanja Nikolic of Videoton.
The guy has been monitored the past few windows and his scoring record has continued to impress having scored 16 goals in 16 games and has been the top scorer in the league the past two seasons.
Sounds like the kind of guy we need.

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13 Jan 2015 09:56:51
We don't need a striker

Anton

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