Celtic news – Lennon wants 3 new signings, Izaguirre claims Utd interest, Forster set for showdown talks

Izaguirre claims Utd interest.

The Daily Mail reports that Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre claims Manchester United are after his signature.

The 26-year-old had a fantastic first season at Parkhead, winning both the SPFA Players’ Player of the Year and SPL Player of the Year awards.

“Regarding possibilities, I prefer to stay silent as I did when Celtic signed me,” said the Honduran. “That is a job for my agent. But I have to confirm it is 100% true that Manchester United were following me and were interested in me. It was Alex Ferguson directly who made contact with the Celtic directors.

“I am aware also that Manchester United and Celtic agreed for a meeting in July. We have to see what happens if I stay or I go. If I have the chance I welcome the move with open arms,” he added.

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Forster set for showdown talks.

According to the Sunday Express, Celtic target Fraser Forster is set to hold showdown talks with Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew.

The Magpies´ keeper spent last season on loan at Celtic Park and the Hoops have already had a £1.5m bid for him rejected, and manager Neil Lennon is planning to go back with another offer.

Forster is unhappy at being third-choice keeper at St James´ Park behind Steve Harper and Tim Krul and another loan deal could be on the cards, although Leeds United are also interested.

Lennon hopes to find out within the next 48 hours if he has got his man. Otherwise, he will be forced to look elsewhere before his squad heads out to Australia on Monday for the club´s pre-season tour.

Lennon wants 3 new signings.

Neil Lennon feels he needs just three more players for the assault on next season´s SPL title and the Europa League, says the Daily Record.

Central defender Kelvin Wilson has already arrived from Nottingham Forest and the Hoops boss has targeted a keeper, centre-half and striker to boost his squad for the new campaign.

“Listen, we were two games away from the Treble last season,” said Lennon. “So, I don’t think we need to change that much. We don’t need to rebuild the squad. We just need one or two changes and to keep the continuity going.

“We’re in a far better place than at this time last year. I’m hoping to win things on the domestic front and also looking to qualify for the Europa League and do well in Europe.It’s important we do that for the players and for my own development as a coach,” he added.

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