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Celtic to hold negotiations with Samaras, Stokes, Ledley

Tying down Georgios Samaras, Anthony Stokes and Joe Ledley is a priority this summer according to Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.

The trio all have a year remaining on their current contracts but Lawwell will sit down with them after the current campaign and look to secure them to long-term Parkhead contracts.

"We'll look at it all over the summer. We have a few weeks," he said.

"Sami has a year, Stokesy has a year, Joe has a year and we understand that. We'll start talking.

"We haven't started with them yet so we need to get that going.

"It's a case-by-case scenario. We don't say: 'Let's leave Joe Ledley's contract to August 27'.

"If it is right, we'll do it and we'll fund it through other parts of the budget."

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