Chelsea interest “flattering” admits goalkeeper target

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Chelsea’s rumoured target Craig Gordon has admitted that being linked with the west London club has been flattering, but he is fully focused on his role at Celtic for the foreseeable future.

Gordon has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Petr Cech who will probably be on the move this summer after losing his first team place to Thibaut Courtois.

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An injury ravaged career has robbed Gordon of the chance to have a top level career after being highly rated, which was illustrated when Sunderland paid the highest fee in British history for a goalkeeper in 2007.

“There have been no discussions yet over a new contract at Celtic but I’m very happy, whatever happens,” Gordon said (via the Scotsman).

“I saw the stuff about Chelsea. I don’t know anything about it, but I saw it. It is flattering but I’ll just concentrate on what I’m doing at Celtic and we will see what happens after that. Do I have unfinished business in England? It doesn’t really bother me.

“At times I played very well down there but I had a lot of different injuries which stopped me playing as many games as I would have liked.”

Jose Mourinho will almost certainly be on the lookout for a keeper this summer, especially with the constant reports that Cech maybe set for a move to rivals Arsenal.

Coutrois will undoubtedly become the clear number 1 next season, and Mourinho maybe looking for a competent backup shot-stopper to play second fiddle to the Belgian.

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