Celtic chief executive delivers mixed transfer news; discusses Denayer and Gordon futures

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The Celtic chief executive has delivered an update on the Hoops duo.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has been discussing the futures of some of his squad's existing stars, according to the Scottish Express.

At a press conference to announce a new sponsorship agreement for the Bhoys on Thursday afternoon, Lawwell heaped praise on current boss Ronny Deila but also spoke to reporters about 19-year-old Jason Denayer and goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

And the chief executive had mixed news for Celtic fans.

On the Denayer front, it appears as though the young defender will return to parent club Manchester City - who have given him to Celtic on a season-long loan - at the end of the current campaign. That is certainly his preference, according to Lawwell.

There was more encouraging news on the Gordon front, however, with the Bhoys chief executive admitting both he and coach Deila have been delighted by his form.

As such, a new contract may be in the pipeline for the 32-year-old...

“I think Jason would be looking to go back. Craig has been fantastic. Ronny and I are talking about that at the moment and what the next step might be," Lawwell told reporters.

Up next for Celtic is a double header at Dundee United, with Deila's side first traveling to United in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals this Sunday afternoon. Seven days later, the Bhoys face them in the Scottish League Cup final.

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