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Celtic star Izaguirre: Man Utd transfer talks set up for July

Celtic fullback Emiliano Izaguirre says he was wanted by Manchester United in January.

He was recently linked with United's arch-rivals Liverpool and revealed he was 'flattered' by the interest being shown by the Anfield club.

"I am aware that Manchester United and Celtic agreed for a meeting in July," said Izaguirre in Honduras. "We have to see what happens if I stay or I go.

"I have to confirm it's 100% true that Manchester United were following me and were interested in me in January.

"It was Alex Ferguson directly who made contact with the Celtic directors.

"I think it was the time when they didn't close the negotiations with Patrice Evra. As far as I am aware Celtic refused to sell me as we were concentrating on the league.

"Regarding possibilities, I prefer to stay silent as I did when Celtic signed me. This is a job of my agent.

"If I have the chance I welcome the move with open arms. If that is the case I will thank God and I will take my opportunity."

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