Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he is not even entertaining the thought of selling skipper Scott Brown. With the Hoops captain set to come out of contract next summer, there were fears that he could have been offloaded with Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers showing interest.
But Lennon says talks for a new contract have been open for a while and the Scotland international will certainly remain at Celtic Park.
"We opened preliminary talks with Scott at the end of last season," Lennon said.
"He's on record as saying he wants to stay at Celtic and that is something I'm very pleased about.
"I'm hoping to get him tied down.
"I wouldn't be at all surprised if there was interest elsewhere because Scott was magnificent for us last season.
"He was so important to me and he's my captain.
"However, I would be very unwilling to sell him and I'd look to rebuff any offers for him."