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Deila: Celtic not looking to buy a striker

Ronny Deila says that signing a striker is not a priority for Celtic.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila appears to be happy with his current options up front and does not intend to bring a striker in during the January transfer window.

Although the Bhoys are negotiating a deal to tie John Guidetti down to a permanent transfer, no other front men will be acquired by the Scottish champions.

Deila's men have been linked with Olarenwaju Kayode in recent times, but the Norwegian has insisted that these reports are wide of the mark. 

"That's news to me," he said to the Scottish Evening Times. "We are not looking so much in that area (up front)."

Deila's statement may come as a disappointment to Celtic fans as the team haven't posed as much of an attacking threat as they have in previous seasons.

Although Guidetti has hit the back of the net with regularity, despite a recent drought, he hasn't been backed up by many of his teammates and there was a feeling that a striker could have been a target this month. 

Celtic have scored 36 times in their first 19 league fixtures, but they are not at the top of the Scottish Premiership as things stand and Deila will be hoping that their current options provide them with a greater cutting edge during the second half of the season. 

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