Celtic transfer news: Davies delivers transfer update

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6th Jan, 2017 | 12:47pm

Celtic assistant Chris Davies delivers update on January transfer plans, talks exits and Dembele

By Matt Farr

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies admits some players could be on their way out of the club this month.

The Bhoys are set to depart for a training camp in Dubai as the Scottish Premiership campaign takes a winter break, and they are not in action again until January 22.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ No.2 has conceded that not everyone in the current squad will be Celtic players when they come to face St. Johnstone at the end of the month.

As quoted by the club’s official website, Davies suggested to the media that defender Dedryck Boyata and striker Nadir Ciftci could be two names heading out of Celtic Park in the near future.

The first-team outcasts have rarely featured under Brendan Rodgers this season, having made just three appearances between them.

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Boyata has played in one Scottish Premiership game this term, while Ciftci has only featured during Celtic’s Champions League qualification campaign at the start of the season.

Star striker Moussa Dembele, meanwhile, who has 19 goals from 36 appearances, has also been heavily linked with a January departure. However, Davies insists that the club have no intention of selling him.

“The message has been pretty clear from the manager,” he said. “We know this is the best place for Moussa to develop and improve.”

The Mirror have reported that Premier League outfit West Ham had made a £20million bid for Dembele, in an attempt to solve their own goalscoring woes.

The France U21 international only joined Celtic six months ago.

In other Celtic news, the club are set to open talks with this midfield outcast.