Celtic transfer round up: Mixed news on Forster and Elyounoussi, Bauer departs and Belkebla latest

As we edge closer to the new season it does feel like Celtic need to hurry up and get their business done soon, but the nature of some deals means they may drag out for a while yet.

There’s mixed news on the Southampton loanees- Fraser Forster is still wanted by Celtic and it appears that he wants to return, but his return to Southampton is now confirmed and his future hasn’t been sorted out.

On a more positive note, Mohammed Elyounoussi looks set to return for another season after an agreement was reached.

The uncertainty over Forster means that alternatives need to be found, so you can read a bit more here about some of the names who have been linked in recent weeks.

The emergence of Jeremie Frimpong meant that Celtic were running with three senior right backs last season, so it’s no great surprise that Moritz Bauer confirmed that he won’t be returning to Celtic Park next summer.

The midfield might not be a priority just now when it’s probably the strongest area of the team, but that hasn’t prevented reports of Celtic being in pole position to beat the Rangers to the signing of controversial Algerian midfielder Haris Belkebla.

On a different note it appears that a professor from Aberdeen University has come out with a plea for Celtic to abandon the use of the huddle due to COVID-19 fears, so it will be interesting to see if anyone takes him seriously.

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