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TURNBULL? ‘NO IDEA,’ ADMITS HOOPS BOSS

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NEIL LENNON admits he has been concentrating so much on winning football games he has “no idea” how far down the line Celtic are to signing David Turnbull.

The Hoops boss confirmed the nine-in-a-row champions are in talks with the £3million-rated Motherwell midfielder who saw a switch to Parkhead collapse last summer after a stringent medical examination detected a problem in a knee that required surgery.

Celtic have revived the deal, but Lennon insisted he has only had time to prepare for tonight’s Champions League second round knock-out qualifier against the Hungarians of Ferencvaros.

Asked how the proposed switch was progressing, the Irishman, speaking to the Sky Sports, replied: “No idea. As far as I know talks are ongoing, but no idea how far or how close any thing is going to be confirmed.

“I’ve just been totally concentrating on Dundee United last Saturday and this game that lies ahead.”

However, an announcement is expected to be made on Turnbull within the next 48 hours.

The Hoops, of course, will play in a ghost ground in their latest European hurdle and there have been suggestions that fans may be allowed into Parkhead on Sunday for a test event against Motherwell.

But the gaffer stated he hasn’t heard of any progress on that front with the Scottish Government, as a rugby game with Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors is set to go ahead this weekend with fans present at Murrayfield.

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from Celtic v Ferencvaros this evening – only in your champion CQN.

 
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