Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has warned Chelsea that goalkeeper Craig Gordon is not for sale.
The Premier League giants had been reportedly considering a move for the Hoops star if current backup Asmir Begovic completes a loan switch to Bournemouth, however, Rodgers has now insisted his keeper is strictly not for sale.
The manager was speaking after Gordon kept a clean sheet in the win over St Johnstone as Celtic equalled the Lisbon Lions’ record start to the season.
He said: “It’s a credit to the way the players are performing there is speculation and people are talking about these clubs.
“But Craig is very much part of what I am doing here. He is 34, can go on for a number of years and be a real pillar of this team.
“Would Chelsea be wasting their time? Yes, of course. We don’t want to sell him. His contract is up at the end of the season but the club have the option of another year. Selling Craig’s not something we would even consider.“