Celtic were linked with a move for Mohamed Magdy by his agent this week, insisting the club were very interested in bringing him to Glasgow.

However, those claims have been refuted by Al-Ahly’s football director who seemed very irritated his midfielder was being linked with a move away and that his agent was up to mischief.

“Firstly, there has been no offer for Mohamed from Celtic or anyone else.” Al-Ahly director of football, Sayed Abdel Hafeez told Record Sport.

“And, secondly, this is not the time to talk about transfers. All our focus is on the Champions League Final and this kind of needless talk is distracting for both the player and the club. We accept there will be interest and eventual offers for him and that’s a tribute to his success this season.

“But at this moment, there are no offers and Mohamed is putting all his efforts in his preparation for the Final.”

Celtic have had no tangible like with the player until his agents comments and there appears to be nothing from Celtic as of yet.

An agents job is to whip up interest in their players, mentioning Celtic in a press release doesn’t do any harm. We’ve seen it so many times before, Celtic are offered players by agents and then it gets into the press Celtic are interested when they have politely declined.

Whatever the reasoning behind Magdy’s agent’s words, Celtic aren’t in for him.

The bhoys are just two months out from the January transfer window where they will again have to fend off interest for some of their own players.

We reported earlier, former Celtic defender Mark Wilson reported Nice are interested in a £10m move dor Ryan Christie. That’s one for watching.


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