Sky Sports News reports that Celtic boss Neil Lennon is hoping to add to his squad before he takes his players on the club´s pre-season tour of Australia.
The Hoops will face Central Coast Mariners, Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory in the space of 11 days with recent additions Adam Matthews and Kelvin Wilson already on board, but Lennon is planning further additions.
“We are going to try to bring in extra quality to the squad and we feel we have already done that with Adam and Kelvin coming in on pre-contracts,” said the Bhoys boss.
“Hopefully we will get a bit of business done in the summer as well and hit the ground running next season. I want to get players in for the positions we want, and we will be working very hard to do that.”
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Lafferty regrets Twitter taunt.
Rangers’ striker Kyle Lafferty says he regrets taunting Neil Lennon with a Twitter message after his side´s win over Celtic at Parkhead back in October.
The Northern Ireland international, who clashed with the Hoops boss on the touchline at Ibrox following a Celtic win in January, tweeted: “Sweet o very sweet. Hahaha lennon lennon. What’s the score hahaha.”
Yet despite Lennon replying with a verbal response, Lafferty acknowledges the Celtic boss´s retaliation was fully justified: “I wrote something on Twitter about Neil I probably should not have and I accept that,” he told the Scottish Sun.
“A lot of people saw it and the damage was done, so I think he had a right to have a pop back at me. If it had been the other way around I would have done it.”
Hoops want Bellamy.
According to The People, Celtic are trying to put together a deal which could see Craig Bellamy return to Parkhead on loan this summer.
Bellamy, set to return to Manchester City after a season-long loan at Cardiff, is also being chased by Stoke City, Everton and Bolton. However, it is thought boss Neil Lennon will be given the green light to try and tempt the 31-year-old back to Celtic Park, where he spent four months on loan in 2005 and won the Scottish Cup, his first-ever trophy.
Lennon is aware any deal might depend on a similar arrangement to that of last season, when part of the player´s £90,000 -a-week wages were paid by his parent club, but City are keen to unload him permanently unless they can be persuaded otherwise.