Lennon plays down exit talk
Neil Lennon has played down speculation that Aiden McGeady and Artur Boruc could be leaving Celtic.
Last Updated: 01/07/10 4:20pm
New Celtic boss Neil Lennon has played down speculation that star players Aiden McGeady and Artur Boruc could be on their way.
Spartak Moscow and Birmingham have reportedly been interested in McGeady, while Boruc has been linked with Sevilla.
But Lennon says there has been no concrete offers and he wants to keep the pair as he attempts to wrestle the SPL title from arch-rivals Rangers this term.
The Celtic boss said: "I will have a natter with all the guys.
"We have had enquiries but nothing concrete. Obviously Aiden is one that I would like to keep.
"He has not spoken to me at all since the end of the season. However if we get an offer that is too good to turn down we will discuss that.
"And unless we get an offer which is suitable for us and what we want to do going forward, then Artur will be here next season."
Asked whether he intended to keep three of last season's loan players - Landry N'Guemo, Edson Braafheid and Diomansy Kamara - Lennon replied: "We have decided not to take the option on the fee that Nancy were looking for N'Guemo but the book is not closed on that one.
"Braafheid, Kamara? They are possibilities.
"We have got targets but we will try and do our business as discreetly as possible although that is not always possible here."
Lennon added that any moves will not be made until he has spoken to Stephen McManus about the possibility of the Scotland defender moving to Middlesbrough permanently after he spent the second half of last season there on loan.
"I will need to sit down and speak with Stephen about what his thoughts are on the situation," added Lennon.
"I won't decide anything until I have done that."