Deila denies Celtic playmaker's exit rumours, reveals positive talks over striker signing

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila says he hasn't heard of any interest from Bolton in playmaker Kris Commons, whilst a deal for John Guidetti is progressing well.

Recent speculation has suggested that Celtic playmaker Kris Commons could be set for the exit this month, with his former Celtic boss Neil Lennon interested in a reunion at Bolton.

Commons, 31, has hit 72 goals in 171 games during his time in Glasgow, becoming a Celtic Park hero in the process - but he's fallen out of favour with new manager Ronny Deila.

Commons has barely featured of late, playing just 73 minutes of league action in the last month, which has sparked rumours that the former Nottingham Forest and Derby County playmaker will leave the club during the January transfer window.

With his contract expiring this summer, Commons has been linked with a cut-price exit from Celtic, but according to reports in Scotland, Deila has had no contact with Bolton over a possible move in the coming weeks.

"I haven’t heard anything from Bolton about Kris," said Deila on Friday.

Additionally, the same reports suggest that Deila is confident over a deal to sign striker John Guidetti on a permanent deal this month.

The Swede may have gone five games without a goal, but the 22-year-old has still scored 10 goals in 16 games, and has recently attracted interest from the likes of Hull City, Inter Milan and Marseille.

Guidetti is only on loan from Manchester City but will be a free agent in six months time, with Deila reportedly telling the media that a deal is 'heading in the right direction'.

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