Millwall boss comments on Celtic's reported interest in Alan Dunne

Millwall manager Neil Harris says he knows nothing about Celtic's reported interest in defender Alan Dunne.

Millwall manager Neil Harris has told local newspaper News Shopper that he is unaware of any reported interest from Celtic in defender Alan Dunne.

The Lions are edging towards relegation from the Championship back into League One, with Harris taking over from Ian Holloway last month.

Most teams who suffer relegation end up losing players to bigger clubs, and that could be the case for Millwall amid alleged interest in defender Dunne.

The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that Celtic were interested in snapping up the 32-year-old at the end of the season, when his contract expires.

The Dublin-born defender has been on the books at Millwall for almost 25 years having joined at the age of eight, but with Millwall's relegation looking likely, Dunne could look to depart The Den.

Celtic need defensive cover this summer given that both Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer could be playing in the Premier League next season, and the Daily Mail believed that Ronny Deila's Bhoys had been impressed with Dunne, and could look to sign him on a free transfer.

Yet speaking to the News Shopper, Harris says that he knows nothing about any interest from Celtic in Dunne - but knows he could well leave the club in the near future.

"It is news to me," he admitted. "Dunney is a top pro and has been a consistent performer for Millwall for the last 14 years. He is out of contract in the summer so of course there is going to be interest in him, but we will worry about that later. My focus is solely on Charlton tomorrow and picking a squad which is ready for a big derby fixture."

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