Birger Meling isn’t on the brink of a move to Celtic.
The left-back first caught the eye of hoops supporters two years ago with his composed performances in Champions League qualifiers. Earlier this week The Sun claimed that there was definite interest in the left-back.
While Celtic got the better of the Norwegian champions two seasons running next week Rosenborg play Dinamo Zagreb looking for a place in the group stage of the Champions League.
Meling is under contract until December 2020 with his focus fully on Rosenborg and the chance of getting the chance to shine on the biggest club stage in football.
Speaking to Norwegian publisher VG about speculation linking him to Celtic he said:
When you play international matches, whether it’s for Rosenborg or for Norway, you know that people are watching the matches. They will tell you whether you are doing well or bad. Then you have to deal with things if a bid comes in, but so far I haven’t heard anything. I take things very seriously. I enjoy Rosenborg very well.
A week ago Celtic were able to offer the prospect of Champions League football but with that door now closed Meling and Greg Taylor of Kilmarnock become more realistic targets.
So far this summer Celtic are sitting on a £13m transfer surplus while losing a dozen first team wages including Kieran Tierney, Mikael Lustig, Cristian Gamboa and Dorus de Vries.