Celtic Insist Keeper Fraser Forster Is Not For Sale

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No deal for ‘keeper to leave despite overseas interest.

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Celtic have said that there is no way that they will be selling highly rated goalkeeper Fraser Forster this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The 25-year-old joined the club on a permanent deal 12 months ago after enjoying two loan spells from parent club Newcastle United and he has since gone on to be called up into the England national set up.

He still has three years to run on his current deal at Parkhead, but has emerged as a target for Portuguese giants Benfica after he impressed against them during last season’s Europa League encounter.

However, Hoops boss Neil Lennon has waved away the possibility of a sale by insisting that he is too important to his plans to let him go.

The England hopeful will again be looking to catch the eye in the Champions League, with Celtic facing Kazakhstan side Shakhter Karagandy in the first leg of their play-off tie this week.

Celtic have already had to endure one round of speculation concerning the stopper with Sunderland being a reported destination for him earlier in the summer as they looked to replace Simon Mignolet, who had left to join Liverpool.

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