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Lennon: It's up to Wanyama

BOSS Neil Lennon has defended Celtic's handling of the Victor Wanyama transfer negotiations in the wake of comments from the player's representative.

The Hoops accepted an offer from Southampton, reported to be in the region of £12million, for the highly-rated midfielder.

However, the 22-year-old's agent Ivan Modia has claimed Wanyama is not in talks with Saints and said: "The player will not be forced into a corner to accept the Southampton deal, just because it is good for Celtic."

Lennon said: "I'm unhappy because we have dealt with things as professionally as possible.

"What we have done is accepted a bid from Southampton.

"We accepted a bid from Southampton and we've done nothing wrong in our eyes as always. The ball is firmly in the court of Victor's representatives."

 

SLIGO SOLD-OUT

SLIGO ROVERS have already sold out their Champions League game with Molde, more than two weeks before the Norwegian side are due to visit Ireland.

Rovers host Molde in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie at the Showgrounds on July 17 but the 'house full' signs are already in place.

Three-thousand, five-hundred tickets were sold to Sligo fans and the remaining 400 tickets held aside for any travelling Molde supporters.

 

SAINTS SIGN FITZGERALD

ST PATRICK'S Athletic have lined up a move for former Shelbourne man Lorcan Fitzgerald.

The former West Ham trainee has been out of the game for six months but Saints boss Liam Buckley, having lost utility man Jake Carroll to Huddersfield Town earlier this month, is keen to strengthen his squad.

Buckley previously worked with Fitzgerald at Sporting Fingal.

 

IRISH DUO Kevin Dawson and Sam Foley have agreed new two-year contracts with Championship newcomers Yeovil Town.

Northampton Town have signed former Ireland U21 cap Ian Morris from Torquay United on a two-year deal.

 

MICK McCARTHY is keen to bring Irish keeper Stephen Henderson back to Ipswich Town on loan.

West Ham man Henderson impressed during a loan spell last season and as Henderson is now third choice at Upton Park, McCarthy may seek a second loan deal. "Henderson was really good for us and I need another goalkeeper," he said.


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