Neil Lennon gives Celtic transfer update on David Turnbull

Parkhead manager also says he’s ‘not aware’ of any bids for striker Caleb Ekuban

Motherwell's David Turnbull is valued at £3m. Picture: Paul Devlin / SNS
Motherwell's David Turnbull is valued at £3m. Picture: Paul Devlin / SNS

Neil Lennon had confirmed Celtic are in talks with Motherwell over a revived £3 million move for midfielder David Turnbull but is unclear on how close a deal is for the 21-year-old whose transfer to the Scottish champions collapsed last year when he failed a medical.

“He is a good player,” said the Celtic manager. “But there are no updates [on transfers]. We are no further forward than we were after the weekend, really. We have our eye on a couple of potential signings but we are nowhere near fulfilling any of those at the minute.”

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Lennon dismissed reports from Turkey claiming Celtic had agreed a £7.2m fee with Trabzonspor for Ghanaian international striker Caleb Ekuban.

“I know absolutely nothing about that,” he said. “I can tell you hand on heart that it’s the first time I’ve heard of this player. I’m not aware of any bids or contact with the player or the club or his representatives.”

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