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Lennon: Forrest not for sale

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has issued a hands-off warning over winger James Forrest after he was linked with Cardiff City.

Last Updated: 28/10/13 at 11:37 Post Comment

James Forrest: Scotland international is not for sale, according to Celtic boss

James Forrest: Scotland international is not for sale, according to Celtic boss

Reports have suggested Cardiff are lining up a move for the Scotland international when the transfer window reopens in January.

Lennon admits he expects other clubs to be weighing up moves for Forrest, but he insists the 22-year-old is going nowhere.

"It wouldn't be a surprise if other clubs were looking at James because he is a brilliant player," Lennon told the Daily Record.

"But he signed a long-term contract 18 months ago. We are months and months away from the window - he is not for sale.

"I don't know if people are trying to unsettle players here.

"It's as if everyone wants me to sell a player every month - people talked about Virgil van Dijk, Scott Brown, Fraser Forster and now James. These players are not going anywhere.

"We are in a very stable position as a club and that is something which is a rarity in this day and age.

"The players are happy, vibrant and we have a lot to look forward to.

"We are on a great run domestically and we're in a hell of a group in the Champions League where we have competed brilliantly in all three games."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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