BRENDAN RODGERS is remaining tight-lipped on incoming and outgoings as the clocks ticks towards the 11.30pm transfer deadline on Thursday.
The Celtic boss, whose only recruit so far in this window has been German winger Nicolas Kuhn at £3million from Rapid Vienna, is refusing to get involved in conjecture and speculation as names are bandied around.
Rodgers is adamant he will not rush into rash decisions and has consistently stated the club won’t sign players who are not of a higher standard than those already at the champions.
THAT’S MY BHOY…Brendan Rodgers embraces Reo Hatate in the midfielder’s last game before leaving for the Asian Cup. The Japanese midfielder came on as a 71st-minute substitute in the 3-0 win over St Mirren on January 2.
Quizzed about an update on the sales front, the Irishman, speaking to the Scottish Sun, replied: “Not unless you can tell me something of what happened – unless I’m a mind reader and can read what people are thinking or doing when I’m concentrating on a game, I’ve got no answers for you.”
Rodgers, of course, will welcome back five players when the Asian Cup reaches a conclusion with the Final due a fortnight on Saturday.
Striker Oh Hyeon-gyu and winger Yang Hyun-jun could be involved in South Korea’s tie against Saudi Arabia tomorrow while Japanese duo Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda are on stand-by for their nation ahead of the meeting with Bahrain on Wednesday.
Marco Tilio is also hoping to get the nod to play for Australia in their quarter-final on Friday.
It remains to be seen if new faces will be available to Rodgers before the back-to-back Premierships games at Pittodrie against Aberdeen on Saturday and Easter Road against Hibs four days later.