Celtic launch investigation into recruitment document leak

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'Leaked document won't impact Celtic's transfer strategy'

Celtic have confirmed they are investigating the apparent leak of a confidential document about player retention and summer recruitment.

A list of transfer targets has appeared online as part of what appear to be minutes of a meeting attended by senior figures at Celtic in April.

They included manager Neil Lennon, chief executive Peter Lawwell and ex-head of recruitment Lee Congerton.

All of their initials are on the document, with those of other staff.

The document online outlines, position by position, where Celtic might need to recruit - and the contract status of members of the first team.

Football agents are also included in the papers, which outline several players Celtic are either tracking or actively trying to sign.

In March, Celtic boss Lennon spoke out about the issue of someone leaking his starting line-ups online before kick-off.

A Celtic spokesman told BBC Scotland: "We're looking into it."

'Celtic will deal with this, but it's not a problem'

Celtic club ambassador and former defender Tom Boyd

Somebody just wanted their wee moment of glory by putting it out there.

Whether it it true or not in terms of these signings happening, who knows?

The club have been run absolutely superbly in recent years - they are very professional - so they will get to the bottom of it and get it sorted.

That list will not be the definitive list. It will probably be an early-stage list.

Different players will become available and things will change depending on who leaves here, so it's not an issue, not a problem.

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