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Celtic will not sell this summer says Lawwell

Celtic chief Peter Lawwell has made it clear that the Glasgow giants will not be selling any players this summer.

The Hoops took out their third straight Scottish title during the week - making it the quickest title win in 85 years - prompting Lawwell to make clear the intentions of the club.

After their past two championships, Celtic have sold the likes of Ki Sung-yueng, Victor Wanyama, Gary Hooper and Kelvin Wilson to bring in some funds but this time, they will not be parting with any key players.

"We have a good foundation at the club and there is no real necessity to sell players now," he told Sky Sports News.

"Having won the championship our focus is to step up the summer planning we have had in place for the past couple of months. We need to plan for the summer, plan for the qualifiers and hope to get through, but we do not have to sell players."

Players such as goalkeeper Fraser Forster, centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Efe Ambrose and leading scorer Kris Commons have all recently been linked with other clubs but Lawwell's comments suggest they will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

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