Celtic deny interest in Rangers striker

Celtic have strongly denied they are preparing a sensational swoop for Rangers striker Kris Boyd.
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Celtic have strongly denied they are preparing a sensational swoop for Rangers striker Kris Boyd.

Reports on Tuesday claimed the Parkhead club were set to offer the Scottish Premier League's record goalscorer £30,000 a week and a £1million signing-on fee to defect from the Hoops' arch-rivals.

Celtic wasted no time quashing that speculation, issuing a statement on the club's official website, saying: "Welcome to the silly season.

"We can categorically state that Kris Boyd has never been a target for Celtic and at no time have we ever attempted to sign him.

"We will not, repeat NOT, be making a bid for the player."