The Celtic midfielder has been linked with a move to Marseille.
There’s a little over a week left in the transfer window and Celtic fans will be eager to see who they could sign, but there’s also a possibility that Neil Lennon could lose one or two players, too.
The Hoops manager might want to lose a few, such as Jack Hendry who seems to have no future in Glasgow, but others he may want to keep.
Olivier Ntcham is one who Lennon will want to retain and Celtic might’ve received a bit of a boost in that regard.
The French midfielder made headlines earlier in the summer by admitting that he wanted a move to Marseille [Goal.com].
Thing is, the Ligue 1 side, whose manager Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly a long-time fan of Ntcham [Foot Mercato], won’t be signing anybody for the rest of the window it seems.
Villas-Boas told Foot Mercato today: “We have no money. That’s what I’ve been told. To buy, we have to sell. We have already sold, this is a very difficult situation. We will never look for excuses. But there are no signings, no choice, because no money.”
If Marseille are strapped for cash then obviously a move for the Celtic midfielder – valued at £12 million [The Scottish Sun] – won’t be materialising.
That isn’t to say that other clubs can’t or won’t lodge an interest in the former Manchester City man, but the good news is that it won’t be the French giants, the Bhoys’ biggest threat to keeping him.