While SKY SPORTS reported that Chelsea had made an offer of £3million for Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon, we understand that a formal bid for the player was never made.
While we first questioned the validity of the rumour itself, we were surprised to find out that there was genuine interest from the Stamford Bridge side, which culminated in a phone call taking place over the Scottish international’s availability.
Celtic were quick to rebuff any interest in their number one and told Chelsea in no uncertain terms that he wasn’t available to them.
As far as we believe, that’s as far as both clubs have gone, with no formal bid being tabled for Gordon which Celtic would not have entertained anyway.
Will Celtic’s unreceptive response to Chelsea’s interest mean that they won’t table a bid before the window closes, of course not.
The London club is aware it would take a head-turning amount of money at this point to bring in the goalkeeper. They are currently looking at other options.
A goalkeeper is still likely to leave Celtic Park this window, bids permitting it will be either Logan Bailly or Dorus De Vries.
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