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McGeady may miss out on Premier dream says Lennon

Neil Lennon has warned Aiden McGeady that he may not get the English Premier League move he dreams of, writes Joe McHugh.

The future of the midfielder has dogged Lennon since he was appointed Celtic manager and will again be the focus of attention with the Hoops facing Arsenal tomorrow in the Emirates Cup. As a kid Liam Brady was desperate to sign McGeady for the Gunners, but the persuasive powers of Tommy Burns and the opportunity to develop his career while staying at home proved decisive.

Despite weeks of interest reported from Aston Villa, Everton and Birmingham, the only firm offer that Celtic have received is from Spartak Moscow with Lennon decidedly lukewarm on a move to Russia.

"Moscow is the only firm bid," Lennon confirmed in London. "If the offer's right for Celtic and the player it's hard to stop these things going through.

"I'm talking as if he's gone, but he hasn't."

Robinho out to extend City break

Manchester City's record signing Robinho hopes to extend his stay with Santos.

The World Cup star has been on loan at the club where he began his career since January but is due back at Eastlands next month. Robinho played in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final on Wednesday and will in theory be back in England after playing next week's second leg and an international friendly on August 10.

But the player said: "This is my home. I hope I can stay. I hope this is not my last game here but what I have been told is that I have to go back to Manchester."