Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested that the club may be powerless to prevent star striker Moussa Dembele from leaving.
The Frenchman became one of Europe’s most sought-after footballers following the impressive debut season at Parkhead, and he is widely expected to join a top Premier League side in the summer.
The likes of Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham are all believed to be keen, but while Rodgers admits a summer exit is a realistic possibility, he is adamant Dembele will not be leaving before the end of Champions League qualifiers.
“Moussa is very content and happy,” Rodgers was quoted as saying by London Evening Standard.
“He is not a player we want to sell, but we know how football works and we’ll see what happens.
“But certainly not until after the Champions League qualifiers, there won’t be anything done before then.”
Dembele joined Celtic from Fulham last summer and went on to score 32 goals in 49 competitive appearances.
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