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WILSON CASH BLOW FOR RODGERS

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CELTIC’S hopes of landing Liverpool winger Harry Wilson on loan have suffered a blow.

The Anfield side are insisting teams will have to stump up huge cash – if the Welsh youngster DOESN’T play!

Brendan Rodgers has shown interest in the exciting touchline attacker, but faces fierce competition from 12 Championship clubs, including Hull City, where the 21-year-old rising star spent the second half of last season, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Norwich and Stoke.

The Hoops, though, are wary over financial demands that dictate Wilson starts games.

Naturally, there will be no guarantees from the champions – as Rodgers proved last season when Charly Musonda struggled to make an impact.

The Chelsea youngster arrived on an 18-month temporary transfer in January, but was returned to the London club at the end of the campaign with a year of the original agreement still to run.

The Irishman is keen to strengthen in the attacking areas with Patrick Roberts returning to Manchester City and Stuart Armstrong making a £7million switch to Southampton.

Rodgers also wants defensive cover and is set to battle it out with Swansea and Hull City to land Yeovil youngster Tom James.

The double-treble winners have been keeping tabs on the 22-year-old right-back for 12 months. James will be out of contract next summer.

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