Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists on Charlie Mulgrew stay

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Bournemouth-linked Charlie Mulgrew will remain at Scottish Premiership champions Celtic next season, claims manager Ronny Deila.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told The Scottish Sun that Charlie Mulgrew will not leave the club in the summer transfer window.

The versatile 29-year-old has been on the books of Celtic since 2010, but he has recently been linked with a move away from the Glasgow giants.

According to a report in The Scottish Sun earlier this week, newly-promoted Premier League outfit Bournemouth are interested in signing Mulgrew in the summer transfer window.

However, Deila has insisted that the Scotland international will remain with the Hoops for the 2015-16 campaign.

“I don’t know why anyone would think Charlie wasn’t wanted here,” the Norwegian told The Scottish Sun. “He is an important player for Celtic and he’s staying here.”

Mulgrew is one of the most versatile players in the current Celtic squad and can play in a variety of positions.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers can be deployed in central defence, left-back and central midfield.

The Scot has had an injury-plagued season, but he is set to return from a five-month spell on the sidelines with a knee problem in the final weeks of the 2014-15 campaign.

Mulgrew’s current contract with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic runs out in June 2016.

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