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Wednesday Round-Up: The Never-Ending Jonny Hayes Transfer Saga Continues

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Neil Warnock has some thoughts on the proposed Jonny Hayes transfer
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THE BIG STORY: Another day, another story regarding Jonny Hayes, but this time from an unexpected source - Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock, who has dropped his club's interest in Hayes and revealed that Aberdeen want '2 Celtic players' to be part of the deal if Hayes eventually signs for us. Warnock also suggests that Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes' seemingly impending move to Sunderland could also be holding up any potential transfer.

It seems incredible to me that Aberdeen are now wanting TWO Celtic players as well as over a million pound for Jonny Hayes, and I can't see Celtic agreeing to this idea so no doubt this transfer saga still has time to go yet. Sigh.

OTHER NEWS: Bookmakers have Celtic joint favourites, along with Real Sociedad, to sign Manchester United's Adnan Zanuzaj - last seen playing poorly on loan at Sunderland, with Aston Villa and Leeds also quoted with an interest in the player. I would put this one down to 'paper talk'.

Kieran Tierney has talked about how only having 10 days off before pre-season training begins is enough to ensure that he will be ready to play in the Champions League Qualifiers.

ON THIS DAY: In 1994, Lou Macari was sacked as Celtic manager by Fergus McCann. The writing was on the wall for Macari after Celtic's season all but ended in January with a Scottish Cup defeat to Motherwell, and the club finished in fourth place in the league table, a distant eight points behind winners Rangers. The highlight of Macari's time in charge was his first game, a rare 2-1 victory at Ibrox, with Brian O'Neill scoring the winner with a late header.