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RODGERS DAGGERS CHELSEA BID

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BRENDAN RODGERS has insisted Craig Gordon will be in goal for Celtic when they take on Aberdeen at Parkhead on Wednesday night.
The Hoops boss repeated today his keeper will still be at the club after tomorrow night’s transfer window closes.
Chelsea were reported to have made a second bid for the Scotland international, but Rodgers greeted the news by telling reporters: “You know more than me.”
When asked to state categorically Gordon would not be leaving, the Parkhead gaffer said: “He will be in the team against Aberdeen.

“There is nothing new to add. I repeat, we don’t want to sell him.

“Very simple. I spoke to you on Friday and told you he wasn’t moving, told you last night no more movement.
“We now sit here on Monday afternoon and I will tell you the exact same thing, nothing new to add.
“I repeat, we don’t want to sell him. It’s between the club and his agent to find a new deal for him, which we believe we will do.
“He’s a real good guy, a real humble man.”
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And referring to pundits and media speculation that Craig Gordon may hold a grudge due to the manager dropping him for a period in the autumn, Rodgers clarified:
“I have seen one or two bits on how he was treated by me earlier on in the season – he and I have a great relationship.”

“My job here is very simple and that is to look after Celtic, help the club develop on and off the field. And part of that is not to give away your best players.

“So, for me, it is pretty straightforward.”

Chelsea had a bid rejected last week and Rodgers declared he had not given “one iota” of thought about a potential replacement for Gordon.

The 34-year-old’s contract expires in the summer, but the champions have the option of a further year.

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