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'We Had To Make Sure The Physio Didn't Lose Sight Of Him Down There'

'We Had To Make Sure The Physio Didn't Lose Sight Of Him Down There'

The hearts of Celtic fans watching Sky Sports News on transfer deadline day must have skipped a beat when Luke Shanley appeared to talk about Moussa Dembele.

The previous night it was reported that Chelsea were considering making a £30 million bid for the player who had joined Celtic during the summer.

Adding to the anxiety for fans were pictures of Dembele on a flight to London.

'Well Rachel, I can tell you Moussa Dembele is on his way to London,' Luke Shanley told us. That was just prior to a pause for dramatic effect before adding that his trip south was for a knee scan.

Speaking to STV on Wednesday, Brendan Rodgers joked that he had given Celtic physio Tim Williamson instructions to not lose sight of the striker during their time in London.

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We had to make sure the physio didn't lose sight of him down there.

Ironically the hospital he was in was in Chelsea, believe it or not. So I said to Tim (Williamson), be like Franco Baresi and just stay tight to him.

Dembele has 20 goals for Celtic this season. Though he signed a four-year deal at Parkhead, it will certainly be tough for Celtic to retain the services of the 20-year-old.

But he was happy to come back. He is loving it here. He got some fluid out of his knee, he has had a good reaction to it, so we will see how he is for the weekend.

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