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Emilio Izaguirre could be on his way from Celtic, says Brendan Rodgers

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Image: Emilio Izaguirre's time in Scotland could be coming to a close

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that left-back Emilio Izaguirre could be on his way out of Celtic Park.

Izaguirre, the Honduran international who was named PFA Scotland and SFWA Player of the Year in 2011, has been usurped by rising star Kieran Tierney in the past two seasons.

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The 31-year-old, who had previously indicated his willingness to commit his future to the treble-winners, was out of contract in June before the board decided to activate a one-year option on his deal.

Rodgers said: "Nothing to report on but there is maybe an opportunity for him to go elsewhere outside of Europe.

"He's come back in and been training. It is something we will speak about to him and his agent and take it from there."

The long-serving, popular defender has been in Glasgow since 2010, collecting six titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups during that time.

Meanwhile there may yet be a role for another popular defender at Celtic Park after Rodgers revealed that his 'door would always be open' to Kolo Toure.

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The Ivory Coast international, 36, made just 17 appearances last season and is now pondering whether to find a club where he would get more game time.

Rodgers told Sky Sports News: "Kolo's contract was up but obviously he feels he can play on for another couple of years and maybe he can get that.

"But my door is always open but it would be difficult for him to play regularly here but maybe he can take on a different role."

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