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Barton faces probe for allegedly betting on Celtic game

The SFA has a strict no-betting policy on football games. Credit: PA

Joey Barton is under investigation for allegedly breaking football betting rules, Press Association Sport understands.

The controversial Rangers midfielder was banned from the club on Monday for three weeks after a training ground altercation following the 5-1 defeat to Celtic.

The Scottish Football Association and the Gambling Commission are looking into claims that the 34-year-old bet on Celtic to suffer a heavy defeat to Barcelona last Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers' side lost 7-0 in their Champions League Group C opener in the Nou Camp.

The SFA has a strict no-betting policy on football games and if found guilty Barton could face a ban.

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Stefan Johansen rejects Celtic contract to join Fulham

The lure of English football was too much for Johansen. Credit: PA

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen is closing in on a move to Fulham.

Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the Norwegian was on his way out of Parkhead after failing to agree a contract extension.

"Stefan's going into the last year of his contract," Rodgers said. "I have found him a really good guy. He has worked over pre-season and it's been difficult because he's been unable to reach an agreement with the club.

"But I think he has always wanted to play in England, so the opportunity has come for him. He wasn't going to sign a new deal, so it's one that probably works well for both really.

"I don't think it's complete yet but it's something that could happen, possibly in the next couple of days."

Celtic sign Sinclair from Aston Villa on four-year deal

Scott Sinclair has joined Celtic. Credit: PA

Celtic have signed Scott Sinclair from Aston Villa on a four-year deal.

The 27-year-old forward is the latest addition to Brendan Rodgers' squad and had previously worked with him at Swansea.

Sinclair, who could go into the Hoops squad for the Ladbrokes Premiership opener against Hearts at Tynecastle, told the club's official website: "It feels amazing to have joined Celtic. It's a massive club and I'm looking forward to it. I'm here now and I'm happy to be here."

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Celtic boss Deila to leave club in the summer

Ronny Deila is on his way. Credit: PA

Celtic have announced manager Ronny Deila has decided to leave the club at the end of the season.

The announcement comes days after the club's Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to arch-rivals Rangers.

It is vital that the Club comes first and instead of me being the focus, hopefully now the team and the Club can be the focus as we enter this final important period of the season.

It was an absolute privilege to be named manager of Celtic, such a wonderful football club, and I have enjoyed my time here immensely. I will never forget the welcome I received almost two years ago at Celtic Park from so many fans. When I joined Celtic I knew I was coming to one of the world's great football clubs.

There have been some great times and I am delighted that we have brought some trophies to the Club.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me so well at the Club. The fans have been magnificent during the past two years. Our fans are the heartbeat of the Club, they have always given myself and the team such amazing support and always created such a great atmosphere. We have always given our best for them and I will always be a Celtic supporter too.

– Ronny Deila
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