Celtic have laughed off the notion they would even consider selling Olivier Ntcham this summer after rumours West Ham and made an approach for him surfaced online.
A prominent French website floated the news the 22-year-old was on the London club’s radar.
However, as we reported yesterday, this is the beginning of the ramped up EPL transfer window hype as they look to close their window early August his year.
Anybody performing well at Celtic has been or will be linked with an English club before the August 9 deadline – such is the nature of the beast.
Ntcham is so pivotal to Celtic’s plans this season it would take outrageous money for him to leave Celtic Park – money they probably couldn’t afford to spend or justify on a player from a Scotland.
Ntcham is really hitting stride for Celtic now and is commanding his position well within the side.
The Frenchman’s outstanding goal on Wednesday night highlighted just exactly what he has in his locker.
Celtic are poised for a fantastic season with some very talented players.