Celtic news – Hoops still keen on Forster, Lennon fears for job, Kayal and Brown want Hoops stay

Kayal and Brown want Hoops stay.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon says that both Beram Kayal and Scott Brown have indicated they want to remain at Celtic Park next season.

Israeli midfielder Kayal has been linked with a move to the Premiership after performing consistently well for the Hoops last term and captain Brown, nearing the end of his contract, is reportedly on Newcastle United’s radar.

However, Lennon revealed that both want to stay at the club and discussions will be held to secure them new deals: “We will be in talks with both of them,” he told STV. “We met Beram’s representatives three or four weeks ago and we’ll sit down and discuss a new deal with him.

“And it’ll be the same with Scott. They’ve both indicated that they want to stay which is encouraging from my point of view.”

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Hoops still keen on Forster.

Newcastle United keeper Fraser Forster is still a target for manager Neil Lennon despite his club insisting he is not for sale, reports The Scotsman.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Parkhead, keeping 24 clean sheets in 44 appearances, and the Hoops have already had a £1.5m bid turned down. Even so, Lennon is convinced the giant shot stopper is keen on a return to Scotland.

“He was a relative nobody, really, when we signed him on loan” says Lennon. “We gave him an opportunity and he improved a hell of a lot. For us to keep that continuity going at the back, it is worth us putting a bid in for him.

“Fraser has made all the right sounds to us about wanting to stay with Celtic. At the minute, Newcastle are saying he is not for sale but we will maybe pursue it again later on.”

Lennon fears for job.

Neil Lennon fears he could lose his job if Celtic fail to win the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season, says the Belfast Telegraph.

Despite winning the Scottish Cup in the last campaign the Irishman lost out to Old Firm rivals Rangers in the SPL title race, and the Ulsterman is aware that if Rangers make it four in a row next season then it could be the end of his reign at Celtic Park.

“Three years without the title is a long time for us,” he explained. “I think it is imperative we do win it, so from my own point of view if you go two years as an Old Firm manager without a title, it might be very difficult to keep your job.”

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