Celtic will not sanction the sale of both Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney this summer. That is according to the Daily Express.
Both of Celtic’s academy graduates have been linked with transfers this summer. As reported by the Daily Record, Leicester City have made an approach for McGregor this summer. Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is a big fan of the midfielder.
Bournemouth have also been linked in the past. As reported by The Scottish Sun in December, The Cherries scouted the Scotland international ahead of a potential January move.
As for Tierney, it is Arsenal who are most interested. The latest report, from The Sun, suggests Arsenal have had a second bid of £17.5 million rejected by Celtic for the player.
Celtic fans will, of course, be hoping that neither player leaves Parkhead this summer.
But both leaving would clearly be a massive blow.
The Express are suggesting that this is not a possibility. Whilst Celtic may consider the exit of one star academy graduate, the exit of both in one transfer window is not being considered.
It looks as though Tierney is the more likely departure, although Celtic appear to be sticking to their price-tag on the player.
Whilst Celtic fans do not wish to see either player go, acceptance that Celtic may need money to further improve the squad is understood.
But by avoiding letting both go, Celtic might be avoiding outright fan outrage.