Confused Ronny Deila delivers latest Martin Odegaard update

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The Celtic boss is confused by talk of the Norwegian joining up with the Bhoys.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has been left confused by talk of Martin Odegaard joining the Scottish champions, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

Indeed, the 16-year-old joined Real Madrid last season but has been linked with a loan move away from the club.

And Deila has clearly seen speculation linking Odegaard with a stint at Celtic. However, the Bhoys boss says any talk of the teenager moving to Parkhead has come out of 'nothing.'

Deila is quoted as saying by the Mail: "I don't understand how that is coming out, it is totally out of nothing.

"I spoke to Martin one time, in May, but that was just friendly. There was nothing about a contract and it's not something that we have on our minds."

Celtic have been busy in the transfer market so far this summer and a productive few weeks have seen them bring Dedryck Boyata, Saidy Janko and Nadir Ciftci to Glasgow.

All three of those new signings have featured in pre-season but it remains to be seen who plays when the Hoops take on Icelandic outfit Stjarnan in their Champions League qualifying opener.

Whether Odegaard would be a good move, meanwhile, is another tricky matter. The 16-year-old Norwegian is clearly a talent but would he offer anything for Celtic's first team while so young?

According to Deila's latest comments, though, there's no need to worry about that, anyway.

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