Deila reveals Celtic's summer transfer plans do not include John Guidetti

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila is preparing for John Guidetti's exit.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the Daily Mail that he is planning for life without striker John Guidetti ahead of the summer transfer window.

Guidetti, 23, was signed by Manchester City in 2008, but has played just once for the Blues, spending most of his career either injured or out on loan.

After spells on loan at Burnley, Feyenoord and Stoke, Guidetti was farmed out again this term, penning a season-long loan deal with Celtic.

The Swedish international made a stunning start to life in Scotland, scoring 11 goals in his first 12 games for Celtic, but it's been tough going ever since.

With four goals in 23 games since the end of that goalscoring spell, Guidetti has struggled for form, and is now behind Leigh Griffiths in the pecking order up top for Celtic.

Guidetti's contract at City is set to expire this summer, meaning teams are eyeing up bargain moves to sign the striker on a free transfer.

However, Celtic are seemingly ruling themselves out of the running for his signature after manager Deila told the Daily Mail that he is already making plans for the summer transfer window - and Guidetti isn't in them, having told the striker that a permanent move had been withdrawn earlier in 2015.

"I don't think he knows himself what he wants to do," said Deila. "We are very calm with the situation. If he wants to stay then he needs to come to me and say he wants to do it. If not, we have to move on and try to get somebody else."

"I said to him in February that the offer was being taken away and he has to tell us if he’s changed his mind. It’s not like I need to know because I’m making my plans anyway. We are planning without him," he added.

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