John Kennedy denies Liam Morrison move


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Celtic assistant boss John Kennedy has denied there is a deal in place for Liam Morrison to move to Bayern Munich. The 16-year-old has rejected a new deal with the Scottish champions amid reports he is on the verge of a move to the Bundesliga.

However Kennedy said that was not the case and still had hopes that the youngster would sign a new deal to stay in Glasgow. Morrison hasn’t yet played in a competitive match for Celtic but did feature in a pre-season fixture against Pinkafeld.

Kennedy addressed the player’s future afterwards, saying: “I know there’s been a discussion but we’re trying to sign Liam on a professional contract. “There’s a lot of interest from elsewhere but nothing’s happened, nothing has been agreed, we’re still in the mix and we want to keep our players here.”

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has also spoken in the media in recent weeks, expressing his view that a move to Bayern wouldn’t happen and Morrison will be staying with Celtic. Celtic are still in pre-season but are also involved in qualifying for this season’s Champions League.

They play their first home game of the new season in midweek when FK Sarajevo are the visitors to Glasgow in the second leg of the first qualifying round, the Hoops having a 3-1 advantage after the first leg. Should they proceed to round two they are expected to face Macedonian champions Shkendija next.

Chasing a fourth successive domestic treble, Celtic get the new Scottish Premiership season underway with a home game against St Johnstone on August 3.

Meanwhile in the Scottish Championship Dundee United are 2.63 to win the league and have the chance to get back to the Premiership with city rivals Dundee 4.50 and Patrick Thistle are 6.00.

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