Scott Brown does not think that James Forrest will leave Celtic, and believes that there will be interest in Michael Johnston and Ryan Christie.

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has suggested to The Scottish Sun that there will be bids for Michael Johnston and Ryan Christie in the future.

Brown has also said that he is confident that James Forrest will not leave Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Interest in James Forrest

According to The Scottish Sun, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg are interested in signing Forrest from the Hoops in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Russian Premier League club are ready to pay £12 million in transfer fees for the 28-year-old winger.

The report has also claimed that Zenit are prepared to pay the Scotland international a weekly salary of £70,000.

Celtic midfielder Brown – who has been on the books of the Bhoys since the summer of 2007 when he joined from Hibernian for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £4.4 million – does not think that Forrest will leave the Scottish Premiership club this summer.

The Scotsman has also predicted interest in 20-year-old winger Johnston and 24-year-old midfielder Christie.

Optimism and prediction

Brown told The Scottish Sun: “Don’t get me wrong, it is great that people are looking at our players and willing to put in that sort of money. But as it stands just now Jamesy is a Celtic player.

“I am sure we will see a lot of bids coming in for him, Mikey Johnston and Ryan Christie too as they are top-quality players.

“But Jamesy has been here almost as long as I have and I’m sure he’ll feel the love of the supporters knowing that it will push him on.”

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