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In The Know Reporter gives Celtic goalkeeper update

Despite on/off reports of interest in Dominik Livakovic it seems that Celtic aren’t actively looking to sign a goalkeeper.

Scott Burns of the Express/Daily Record is a genuine transfer expert, he has good contacts throughout the game and doesn’t race into print for 24 hours attention based or heresy and internet speculation.

Mainly generated from concerned fans there has been speculation that Celtic are in the market for a first choice keeper with the Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia gaining lots of attention.

Anthony Joseph flagged up an interest last month but tonight Burns poured cold water on the prospect.

Livakovic has appeared to be on the brink of moving to Fenerbahce for a month but remains with Dinamo as they attempt to navigate through the qualifying rounds of the Champions League.

At the age of 36 Hart is in the final year of his contract, over two seasons he has been an outstanding success but there seems to be a fear that his form could fall off a cliff.

That seems mainly based on a few suspect displays towards the end of last season but the absence of Cameron Carter-Vickers had a destabilising effect on the entire Celtic defence.

As he takes on the handover from Ange Postecoglou Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to rush into any changes that aren’t necessary, first time around at Celtic he signed Dorus de Vries to replace Craig Gordon then ditched that idea with the Scotland keeper going on to have two outstanding seasons at the nerve centre of back-to-back trebles.

As ‘back-up’ Ben Siegrist has yet to make an SPFL appearance for Celtic while Scott Bain’s last two league appearances were 21 months apart.

Whether either of those keepers wants to move on for first team football isn’t known but being a back up at Celtic is a fairly lucrative and undemanding gig although that could change at a moments notice.

At some stage in the season ahead Hart will have to be offered a new contract or a successor brought in but it seems unlikely that there will be any changes this month.

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