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19 May 2017 02:22:01
Hello bhoys and Ghirls bit of info regarding the moose, apparently he's 100% going to Chelsea for a fee of somewhere between 15-18 million. Solanke going to Liverpool and Roberts wants another go at life at city all from a very reliable source. HH.

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19 May 2017 09:03:07
🤔 A reliable source?

19 May 2017 10:24:40
You almost sound happy about all that mcstay1888, 15-18 million, id hope not.

19 May 2017 11:29:27
hes not going for anything less than £20 mate. We have proven track record now with bringing expcetional talents through. Thing is Dembele scores goals. its the hardest thing to do in football and also the most noticable. He will be attracting a lot of interest but 1 more year with hopefully european football will prove he's worth the money.

19 May 2017 11:55:10
£20 MILLION ** HAHA.

19 May 2017 12:27:05
I dunno how I can sound anything when I make typing bhampot lol just passing on what I've been told I thought the dembele situation was strange also. Griffiths WILL be leaving some point soon also.

19 May 2017 12:54:34
Solanke in Griffiths out maybe?

19 May 2017 13:03:03
Solankes going to Liverpool more wages.

20 May 2017 07:16:41
Any good news mcstay.

20 May 2017 17:16:59
IT would seem strange for one expert to have both Griffith and Dembelle leaving in the one season .
I think we should settle down and not meet a doomsayer situation until it arises.

21 May 2017 00:04:40
Ha ha, c'mon what's with these posts attempting to relay a negative message in a friendly fashion. All I would say to McStay1888 is " I can definitely smell shite".

On another note. Its fantastic that DK has come out and declared the warchest of 13 million for next season. Spent prudently I feel that this will give sevco a chance to compete with Aberdeen for 2nd. However the reality is that with Hibs, Hearts, Aberdeen and possibly even Dundee Utd it is more realistic for them to be challenging for 4th or even 3rd position.

18 May 2017 19:34:54
Celtic have held further talks with Dominic Solanke.

Celtic, Southampton and Liverpool will all be at the Lens vs Niort match tomorrow evening to watch Jean-Kevin Duverne in probably his last game for Lens.

There's no update on the Demebele situation.

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18 May 2017 21:09:36
Don't think Griffiths has done himself any favours there Ed. Not quite the level of Commons/ Deila but idiotic all the same.

{Ed007's Note - He'll get fined for that.}

18 May 2017 21:35:38
Just fined? He'll do well to play again after a "f*ck off". Well that's what it looked like to me? Am i right in my lip-reading?

18 May 2017 21:37:43
He got a kiss Ed, haha.

{Ed007's Note - The jammy sod. :-D

18 May 2017 21:54:33
BR a class act every time he speaks.

18 May 2017 21:58:13
Hope that's not held against Leigh. He's waited all season for his chance and probably wants to make up for lost time and thought he was excellent tonight. If looks could kill though 😬.

18 May 2017 22:17:31
LG really isn't the sharpest. He never seems to see the big picture. He scores, we are 3 up and the game is won. We have two more games looming to rewrite the history books.

He is our only fit senior striker and BR obviously wants to rest him and protect him from picking up an injury. His reaction is to tell the manager to f**k off! He is his own worst enemy.

{Ed007's Note - That's a pretty spot on and fair assessment (clap)

18 May 2017 22:25:16
Stupid daft silly no more no less hopefully apologies, learns to keep emotions in check.

{Ed007's Note - It looks as if Rodgers told him his reasons for subbing him but there'll probably be a quiet chat, a small fine and a forfeit to be decided by the players then it'll be forgot about.}

18 May 2017 23:13:39
Are they not talking about big bucks for Duverne Ed? Especially if Southampton lose VVD. On the LG incident, BR handled it well: never reacted in front of the cameras, put on the wee togetherness bit and then will have had a more serious word with him behind closed doors and a fine to follow. No need for it to be blown up into anything bigger, everybody moves on.

{Ed007's Note - I've no idea about how much Lens want, I just know Celtic will be watching him tomorrow night.}

19 May 2017 01:53:53
Stan Petrov 19 - So did Fredo from Michael and we all know how that turned out.

19 May 2017 08:02:04
Jonbhoy, Maybe like Harry Henderson he will get a kiss and be released.

19 May 2017 08:49:14
Leigh Griffiths to get the hump and submit a transfer request when we sign another striker. probably end up at Hibs on loan or something. he's a great player but I just get the vibe Rodgers doesn't want drama and doesn't fancy him.

Just my thoughts.

20 May 2017 17:22:10
Strange, I certainly don't claim to be an excellent lip reader, and I havn t seen the conversation where L Griffiths told Brendan Rodgers to "f k off "

18 May 2017 18:45:13

Celtic XI v Partick Thistle: Gordon, Gamboa, Sviatchenko, Boyata, Izaguirre; Brown, McGregor, Rogic, Roberts, Forrest, Griffiths.

Subs: Bailly, Toure, Bitton, Sinclair, Ralston, Tierney, Eboue Kouassi

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18 May 2017 19:06:38
Boyata 11/ 1 sly bet to score a header.

18 May 2017 08:31:53
I've heard that Brendan has 5 main targets for the summer and prepered to spend round £15m mark.

Joe Gomez - Liverpool (£3.5m)
James McCarthy - Everton (£6.5m)
Henry Onyekuru - Eupen (£4m)
Patrick Roberts - Man City (500k Loan)
Dominic Solanke - Chelsea (500k)

If a deal can't be done for Roberts then there's a winger who plays for Partizan Belgrade who would be our next option.

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18 May 2017 09:27:05
No chance one or two will come in depending on who goes CB and a number 10 and maybe if we are lucky Wee paddy Roberts.

18 May 2017 10:32:22
cant see us getting Gomez or McCarthy that cheap tbh, not with the overinflated prices down there, onyekuru will go to mid table EPL team, id be happy wi paddy on a new deal atm, armstrong also, don't think we will be shopping for EPL players, wages would scupper most for a start.

18 May 2017 10:57:25
If we didn't lose any key players, shipped out those who aren't needed, and brought in those five, I'd be a happy tim.

18 May 2017 11:33:32
Spot on JimTim, I'm n agreement with u mate n even getting rid of a few n bringing in Roberts solanke n onyekuru etc I'd be happy, it's just the right quality in certain positions. I would be over the moon however if we brought in a top goalkeeper Roberts n even solanke or onyekuru or another forward type, the keeper position is one i think needs addressed asap, specially for champions league.
We have a good squad so far n we will only improve, with a good bit of investment we could see progression in Europe n Being there regularly as well as racking up trophies, glasgows green and white the futures green and white.

18 May 2017 13:27:42
Bigshaw, I've been banging on about how I think we've regressed from Forster to Gordon since it happened. I've warmed to Gordon a bit more, but has he really been tested? At European level I would like to give him a chance and hope the big mistakes are behind him, but I fear there might just be a blunder there waiting to happen.

18 May 2017 13:39:22
Actually, what am I saying. I'd like a new keeper.

18 May 2017 13:50:30
JimTim, in my opinion Gordon has stepped up and made some amazing and crucial saves. He is a quality keeper but we do need something new, I was hoping the Costil rumour would be floating around for a bit longer but I really think Gordon is for Rodgers, can't see anyone new coming in sadly.

18 May 2017 14:34:59
Would love us to go for someone like Sigurdsson from Swansea but I feel he is out of range now with Swansea staying up.

18 May 2017 15:52:43
CG has went up in my estimations Ken, the overriding feeling though is it's a position we've went backwards in.

Let's not forget mind, BR did try to replace CG. I think most of us on here said at the time De Vries wasn't the answer. Thankfully BR wasn't stubborn and showed good management by going back on a decision. Sometimes managers show too much loyalty to a signing.

I'd love us to stump up for a younger bit of quality. Timo Horn I've mentioned on here for quite a while. Alban Lafont looks the dog's but he's probably out of our reach. Or Karius at Liverpool. He looked really promising in Germany but has found it hard for games. Worth a cheeky bid.

18 May 2017 17:25:30
Ed007 said it best he's a great number 1 just not for Celtic. He has made some decent saves n kept us in games here n there but there have been too many karate kick moments, blinder saves etc that i feel while comfortable at spfl level i feel we need a better goalkeeper for Europe. I look at a goalkeeper n dontjudge them solely on the but allow me to throw this out there, when looking at a goalkeeper i think is he going to save a last minute penalty or a big moment penalty when the pressures really on n i just don't see that with Gordon. Boruc n Forrester i always had faith in in that situation.
Don't get me wrong JimTim i agree mate with u and the others he has improved under Brendan but i just feel we need someone of top quality in that position.
We r not far away from a really good side with a couple leaving n the right quality coming in we have a bright future. So so hope we get Paddy signed up permanently or for at least another year with a view to permanent as he is absolute class n will go on to be a top player. He is that lubo, Nakamura, type player n delivers in Scotland as well as Europe.
As always great to be a Tim.
Hail hail.

18 May 2017 20:16:44
Not really sure about Mccarthy at 6.5 million. Not sure we're he'd fit in.

19 May 2017 01:16:50
Mat Ryan - Valencia would have to be considered should we need a new keeper. Out on loan and would be a great pick up, fits the bill perfectly for us.

19 May 2017 10:19:40
Sure I read that Bournemouth were interested in 10million rated joe Gomez.

17 May 2017 18:44:17
Fabian Delph on his way to Celtic?

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17 May 2017 20:52:23
Heard this as well don't know how true tho.

17 May 2017 21:25:44
Wouldn't want him to be honest. he'll be on funny money for a start, and his injury record ain't great.

17 May 2017 21:42:04
Looks like the papers taking a flyer here. We seem to be linked with every out of favour player City have during the transfer windows. After the badge kissing and false promises he gave Villa and their fans he was straight onto the motorway as soon as City waived their chequebook. He must be on £70k and there is no chance he is giving 50% of that up to come to us.

17 May 2017 22:37:33
Delphi is on a 4 year deal @£90k per week as is 26 if this is the type we are looking at it terms of quality there must be cheaper options, there's not a hope in hells chance he's coming.

18 May 2017 05:41:00
Don't rate the guy plus he would be well out your price range but only time will tell.

18 May 2017 08:26:48
The guys a merc imo, showed that at villa, won't be anywhere near us, not BR type of player.

18 May 2017 19:12:31
No thanks.

17 May 2017 13:14:28
Regarding the Stuart Armstrong contract situation we spoke about the other day, I was told today that it will be sorted before the end of the season at the very latest. Seemingly it's a new 4 year deal with a 1 year extension on it.

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17 May 2017 13:43:19
Well that is much better news than what you gave us circa the same time yesterday lol Ed :-P

Thought with him getting the captain's armband of late both sides were confident and comfortable the new contract would get done to be honest

Think you also be calling up that family bet you have that SA will be our long term captain in fact after Lustig I would say he is the next vice captain already?

{Ed007's Note - I don't know about that now, Jamie. The way Brown's talking he's not got any plans to retire any time soon and I'll be surprised if Armstrong hasn't moved on by the time Brown's winding down his playing career.}

17 May 2017 13:54:59
Like you ED i was getting a bit sweaty about this situation. Thankfully this is a young man of serious IQ who i believe will go eventually, but is enjoying his time immensely as do the whole squad.

{Ed007's Note - He's always said that he would prefer a move to Germany rather than England and playing in the CL is probably the best way for him to try and do that.}

17 May 2017 15:47:43
The way BR has him playing i have no doubt he could hack it there. He is starting to look like a proper Euro class midfield player, with a goal threat added now. Another couple of CL campaigns and he can only improve.

{Ed007's Note - If he keeps progressing like he is he could have his pick of suitors if he ever decides to leave. There's not many players out there these days that play the game the way Armstrong does. £90 million plus the rest for Pogba pfffftttt ;)

17 May 2017 16:47:03
The new 'Paul lambert'

17 May 2017 17:11:34
Reminds me more of Stan than lambo tbh, but excellent news, had a sneaky suspicion that something would be done b4 the final.

17 May 2017 18:44:31
i did post about the four year deal the other day. its not what you know but who you know, i also got told there will be a surprise exit.

17 May 2017 21:05:48
That's great news. He would be a hard one to replace. Who's the surprise exit Jamesbhoy? Most likely Gordon or LG?

18 May 2017 18:33:34
That'll be moussa then?

18 May 2017 19:13:50
just told it will surprise the fans jeremy.

16 May 2017 15:11:09
Any truth in the rumour that if Moussa goes we'll try to bring in Dani Gomez from Real Madrid?

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16 May 2017 20:03:13
It was inevitable that Dembele would be sold but if it's this Summer then for me it's another slap in the face for fans. Talks of how we don't need to sell out best players clearly is a load of shite.

To sell your top striker with champs league coming up is madness when the only back up we have is griff. And any replacement coming in couldn't be trusted to slot right in to Brendan's play.

16 May 2017 23:29:02
Maybe he wants to go if he thinks it's better for him. In that case it's better for all if he does As long as we get a good deal from it. If we keep him it would not be good for anyone an unhappy player and not a good advert for us bringing in new talent if they think we will stop them from achieving their dreams.

16 May 2017 23:44:46
And in reality the team has time for the glue to set, this is only the early baby stages of this new era of what Celtic is, a powerhouse in europ I hope. If Dembele stays and wants to put Scottish football on the map again good on him, he could be as great as Larsson if he believes he can be the best.

16 May 2017 12:29:11
Some bad news I'm afraid......

Chelsea and Celtic will hold further talks regarding the transfer of Moussa Dembele this week. The clubs agreed a fee - I don't know how much yet - 2 weeks ago but the player is again looking for assurances about game time from the London club.

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16 May 2017 13:01:01
Bummer but inevitable i think, Is it true Ed the clubs agreed a fee ages ago?, its the gametime that's holding it up?

{Ed007's Note - Yes. Dembele isn't going to go anywhere where he isn't playing regularly, that was the main reason he signed for us last summer. As far as I know Chelsea are the only club that has made a concrete offer so far.}

16 May 2017 14:01:04
If we are all honest we knew it was going to happen, maybe in the minority here but id be more worried about losing sinclair, been the standout performer for me this season, if he goes we have griff, apparently looking at musonda from chelsea, maybe a player/ cash deal for dembele?

16 May 2017 14:04:17
In reality are Chelsea able to ensure game time? Costa, batshuayi, even Tammy Abraham when he comes back from loan? Maybe Abraham could do a swap + money deal with dembele.

{Ed007's Note - Chelsea expect Costa to leave this summer and there's also question marks over Batshuayi's future but Dembele will still need to change his standpoint as Chelsea won't agree to his demands.}

16 May 2017 14:12:32
Bad news but we should get top dollar for him and can then bring a bit of quality in.

{Ed007's Note - The Solanke interest makes a lot more sense now too. If we sell Dembele and get Solanke in on the cheap it would be a fantastic piece of business by the Club.}

16 May 2017 14:24:52
Where did that come from? Not doubting you, would just to read more on it.

{Ed007's Note - It came from Ed002.}

16 May 2017 14:30:59
Any idea what the fee agreed is?

Also can the club not just make him stay for another year considering he is only 1 year into a 4 year contract?

The guy is a professional so he will probably just knuckle down and get on with his football and we can sell him in 2018 for a higher fee.

{Ed007's Note - So you want Celtic to agree a fee with a club then tell the player he's not for sale? That's just not going to happen.}

16 May 2017 15:00:46
solanke on the cheap would be fantasic buisness, no matter what happens we will still dominate in scotland but we need to improve for europe and i don't know if salanke would be more help than dembele.

{Ed007's Note - From what I've seen and read about Solanke he has a lot more strings to his bow than Dembele plus he is seriously rapid. I wouldn't expect him to score as many as Dembele but he would bring a lot more to the team's game than Dembele who spends a lot of the game isolated but is absolutely deadly in the box.}

16 May 2017 15:38:40
Thanks for the info Eds. Said it before, I'll say it again. Solanke will be a great bit of business. Surely with the spare change we could be looking at Roberts, a top quality CAM plus a CB or 'keeper.

{Ed007's Note - It's part hunch part wishful thinking but I'm quietly confident that Roberts will be a Celtic player next season, sadly I think it will only be another loan.}

16 May 2017 16:11:52
Any chance we sell him to Chelsea and they loan him back for the season. Giving him game time and us time to find the best replacement?

{Ed007's Note - No.}

16 May 2017 16:16:21
Do City hold him in their plans Ed? I could see them loaning him to possibly an EPL side where he could feature if he is part of their plans. I hope not though.

{Ed007's Note - Roberts hasn't been part of City's plans since last summer.}

16 May 2017 15:53:33
Would be sad to see him go but for the cash we could take in we could get a striker in and strengthen other areas, Getting the lad for what we did in the summer was a masterstroke. If he does go i think we will come out if it stronger.

16 May 2017 16:25:22
I'm not saying it won't happen but did dembele not say just yesterday that he was looking to improve with us next season and have a better champions league campaign . I appreciate he will leave, but personally I don't think it wouldn't be at least until the qualifiers are over . If we sold him, never got through to the champions league the fans wouldn't be happy. What would be the point of getting 20/ 25 million now if we lost out on the same amount by not qualifying. I've read this site for years, and while I appreciate "ed" is passing on info, not all of it is always correct. Hopefully, this is one of them times when he's been passed on bad info!

16 May 2017 16:03:46
Never thought about that there lol.

I am surprised that the club have agreed to sell Dembele considering the financial position we are in. Should we be worried that Lawell is reverting back to his old ways? Money before progress?

{Ed007's Note - Celtic don't need to sell Dembele and there's no way any kind of deal has got this far without Brendan Rodgers' blessing.}

16 May 2017 16:54:30
If he's not part of City's plans Ed why do you think we might only see him back on loan Ed? The cash?

{Ed007's Note - I think Paddy is holding onto the hope that he will eventually get a chance at City so a lot will depend on what's said during the summer when he returns to City.}

16 May 2017 18:18:25
Its sad in a way about Moussa Dembele But not kidding ourselves on it was coming sooner or latter I don't know about the situation with Paddy and maybe Celtic have tried this before but why don't we ask to bring Paddy in on a contract and give Man City first option to get him back with a release clause solely for Man City?

{Ed007's Note - I don't know if we have tried that bit those kind of deals are quite common on the continent with young players. What I did notice in an interview with Rodgers the other week

"If there is a possibility he is coming back as a permanent player then Celtic will have a good feeling for him. You can have first refusal, but it doesn’t really come into it unless the player wants to come back."

Has Brendan Rodgers let slip that we have first refusal on Roberts? If City are selling AND we can afford it AND Paddy wants it that's it a done deal?}

16 May 2017 18:46:07
To be honest if Dembele does leave i'm not to worried.
Players are always going to come and go but for the first time in a long time I have faith in the manager to replace any departing player with a quality replacement.

16 May 2017 18:58:07
If the fee is anywhere near 20 million get moussa sold now! However we must spend everything that we bring in. Just my opinion but I think moussa will be here next season. Brendan won't authorise the sale.

16 May 2017 20:38:35
Evening Ed,

There was also serious talk about another Chelsea youngster already having been shown around CP mate a think it was something like Charley Musonda? but that would probably rule out Paddy

But if you could get the TWO of them lol as part of a deal for MD go the other way that would be a great piece of business (y)

{Ed007's Note - Musonda was supposedly shown around CP and the training ground last week but I don't know how reliable that is mate. Solanke's a free agent so Chelsea can't include him in any deal.}

16 May 2017 20:23:24
If MD goes and we secure PR (huge if) I would be happy enough especially if Solanke or Onyekuru could be brought in. Moose is really attached to first team football and rightly so. Like I said last night, happy enough if he stays too. Win win for us.

16 May 2017 20:32:01
The only way this rumour makes any sense is if the agreed fee is over forty million, the player is happy here, he is one year into s four year contract, he is young, he will only get better, he is an asset to the team in defence as well as attack. he will be of great help if we are to advance in europe, it is madness to think about selling him just now, others, like solanke. might look good on paper, bit Dembelle.

16 May 2017 20:53:02
Agree about solanke ed we hadnt heard much about moussa and he turned not too bad.

16 May 2017 21:34:32
This is a right kick in the plums. I was convinced we would get another season out of him. I was hoping we would keep all our first choice players and add some quality reinforcements.

Some of BRs comments in the interview with Chris Sutton make more sense now. When he said that the reality is that there is "a natural parting of the ways" with some players. He also mentioned that it was "immoral" to try to retain players on £10k a week if someone offers them £80k a week. It would appear he may have had MD in mind when offering these words.

16 May 2017 22:39:38
Be sorry to see MD go but his injury record this season is a bit worrying (injured 3 times in last 6 months) . £25m+ for a player who could be injury prone would be sinsible business.

17 May 2017 13:59:05
I'm very much with Aindoh on the matter: short of 40M+ coming in, keeping Moussa should be a no-brainer: yes, its a risk that the investment will ever mature, but that's true with any signing. Meanwhile we have a committed, first rate striker, the envy of many sides in Europe.

If he left we would be forced to put all this talk about our special year in perspective: it can't be all that if we can't hold on to our brightest hope in years through one season.

Besides, a half decent CL run would offset a 20M sale no probs.

15 May 2017 07:59:19
Heard a wee whisper Grifiths is off to Fulham? Certainly hope not though. ☘️.

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15 May 2017 22:40:48
Christ their talking about signing mcgeady for 2million on zombie page can'ts are nuts.

16 May 2017 11:29:14
must be on the glue again.

17 May 2017 21:16:27
Cannot be anything to the Griffith whisper . Anyone who had facts like this wouldn't confine himself to a whisper . He would. Shout it from the roof top.

14 May 2017 18:59:48
ive been hearing Lucas of Liverpool name been mentioned he's out of contract at the end of the season truth in that ED?

{Ed007's Note - He's out of contract but I've not heard anything about us signing him. It's just another rumour started by a hit-whoring site.}

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15 May 2017 00:44:51
Would think we would have enough defensive minded midfielders in the squad, it's attacking midfielder I'd like to see brought in.

15 May 2017 08:00:10
@LH86:Surely given the spread of goals among this team that's not a real issue domestically? We do need a bit if tweaking in some areas, but between the players mentioned and the younger squad i think BR will look for a passer.

15 May 2017 08:54:47
I thought passing was Lucas' main strength. I don't think he's all that defensively anyway. But I agree I'd sooner see a quality CAM.

15 May 2017 13:26:54
Cannot stand the player (Lucas) total liability ever time he comes on the park.

15 May 2017 13:38:33
Lucas has been for the most part an average player in a run of the mill mid EPL table team.

16 May 2017 11:33:24
Totally agree with JimTim, quality CAM mid would be nice, Ante Coric Is one that springs to mind but no idea if we'd be able to get him.

 


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