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MACKAY STEVEN, CIFTCI AND SCOTT ALLAN UPDATES, ROBERTS’ NEXT NUMBER

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 CELTIC winger Gary Mackay-Steven could be poised for a move to England with both Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers tracking the player.
The clubs are reported to have made a loan bid for the 26-year-old who could make the switch when the summer transfer window re-opens.
Mackay-Steven was on the radar of the Bramall Lane outfit before he quit Dundee United along with Stuart Armstrong to join the Hoops in a £2million double deal in February 2015.
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The Blades had a superb season in League One, romping to the title while the Ewood Park outfit were relegated from the Championship.
However Celtic’s preference will be for departing players to move out on a permanent basis rather than a series of loan deals that had to happen over the  season just ended.
Brendan Rodgers is looking to reduce the size of his squad while adding two or three quality recruits. Top of the list for incoming players is Paddy Roberts who will go through the formalities of returning to his parent club Manchester City before deciding on his future.
Celtic and City, we understand, have reached agreement in principle on a transfer deal, leaving the final decision on the move to the player.
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Kris Commons played his last game in a Celtic jersey in yesterday’s Foundation kick-about and Efe Ambrose is now free to join Hibs when the window opens later this week.
Nadir Ciftci and Scott Allan have both been told that they are free to find themselves new clubs as they have no future at Celtic.
Ciftci will vacate the number 7 squad number, which Rodgers hopes to give to Paddy Roberts as soon as he possibly can.
 
 
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