Celtic media round-up: Deila reiterates point on January transfer window


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Deila rules out sales

Ronny Deila has reiterated his stance about Celtic's January transfer window, suggesting that no key players will leave the club. 

The Bhoys have had to deal with a range of speculation surrounding a number of members of their first-team squad already this month, but Deila wants to keep the majority of his squad together. 

“The January window is hard,” he told the club's official site. “To keep the players we have is the most important thing. We've shown consistency throughout the season and we're getting a better level in the team and it is important to keep it."

Odegaard could join on loan 

Celtic could make a loan offer for Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard in the future, according to Ronny Deila. 

The Norwegian wonderkid signed a deal with Madrid yesterday, but Deila is hoping that the La Liga giants will be open to allowing him to depart temporarily in the future.

“You never know in football," Deila told the Daily Record when asked if a loan move for Odegaard was a possibility. "We want to loan players that have a big impact on the team like Jason Denayer is doing. This could be possible."

Season defining month

Ronny Deila says that Celtic are going into a season-defining month, with a run of huge games in February coming up. 

The Bhoys face matches against Rangers in the League Cup semi-final, Dundee in the Scottish Cup and Inter Milan in the Europa League over the coming weeks and Deila is looking forward to it.

"I am excited," he said to the Daily Mail. "They are going to be very interesting games (against Rangers, Inter Milan and Dundee). The month could define the season but hopefully it won’t because trophies don’t come in February."

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