Agent claims McDonald staying with Celtic

According to his agent, Celtic striker Scott McDonald is not keen to leave Parkhead.

Reports claim McDonald is wanted by Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan and Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.

Tony Mowbray's desire to refresh his squad has led to speculation that Celtic may sell the 26 year old in January to finance new signings, but agent Lou Sticca claims that is far from the truth.

"I speak to Scott every day, and, as far as I am concerned, he wants to be at Celtic," Sticca told the Evening Times.

"I have also spoken regularly to Peter Lawwell, and he has told me that Celtic are happy with Scott.

"If anything does happen, it will be Celtic telling Scott to leave, not Scott asking to go."

Sticca refuted claims that Mowbray and McDonald, who has hit 64 goals in 128 games since moving from Motherwell, had a fall-out before the visit of Rangers.

"What we are seeing here is the usual reaction in the media if a club's top scorer is not playing," said Sticca.

"Scott is doing the business for Celtic, as his goals show."