Celtic boss Rony Deila has revealed he hasn't asked Kris Commons why he threw his boots into the crowd last weekend.
The Daily Record suggested that the winger’s action after the 2-0 win against Hamilton was a hint that he wanted to leave the Scottish giants before the end of the current transfer window.
“We are talking together and will see if something can be agreed. I haven't talked to him about that [throwing in his boots],” said Deila.
“I've only talked to him about his situation which is very clear and we'll see what's happening in the next few days.”
“I still think a deal can be done. I haven't given that up. He's a very good player and we'll see if we can do this for a longer period. We want him and he wants to stay.”
Contract negotiations are difficult because of the volume of terms, conditions and clauses which are now involved in modern contracts and any deal Commons signs is no different.
The reason Celtic are under pressure is because the 31-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer (according to transfermarkt).
That puts them in a difficult position because they have a limited time to sell him and get a fee if he doesn’t sign a new deal and the big risk is that he could walk away in the summer for nothing.
The possible reason the manager hasn’t spoken to him about his boots gesture is most likely because he hasn’t read anything into it.
Plenty of players in the past have given away pieces of kit to fans and it’s arguable he Commons’ profile and current situation over his contract have led to some putting two and two together and coming up with five.