Bid turned down – Celtic suffers major blow


Most of the Portuguese Sports newspapers today have the quotes from Brendan Rodgers saying he would like to retain Olivier Ntcham at Celtic Park.

Some outlets, like O Jogo, take it as a bad omen. Porto are already struggling to cough up the club’s valuation for the midfielder, and the manager’s wish to see him continue playing there would only make matters worse.

But according to A Bola Ntcham has no desire to sign a new deal with the Bhoys.

The publication claims that the contract extension ‘is not something that interests’ his representatives before the transfer window slams shut, and even after that, Ntcham will hardly consider a new deal.

A Bola claims the player is still quite excited about the possibility of joining to another league, especially because at Porto he would have the chance to play the Champions League football.

It’s claimed that the Dragons’ intention is to complete the deal before Celtic’s match against Suduva, which will be played next Thursday.