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Postecoglou reacts to Kris Ajer transfer speculation

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Ange Postecoglou wasn’t prepared to discuss after the defender missed ’s 1-0 defeat from Preston North End.

have been strongly linked with Ajer over the last week but have still to get a deal over the line.

Ajer was ’s most reliable defender last season but two days before the qualifier against Midtjylland he has yet to be involved in any of the four friendlies played under Postecoglou.

Asked if Ajer was bound for Brentford, the boss told the Daily Record:

I’m not thinking about that stuff. The guys who are going to leave will leave, that’s not my department. I’m concentrating on what’s in front of me.

He wasn’t involved today. I’m concentrating on the ones who are involved. I can’t afford to waste time on anyone other than the ones who are here and committed to being here.

and started yesterday’s match with Dane Murray and Leo Hjelde finishing up in the central defensive positions.

Nir Bitton played last Saturday against but hasn’t featured in the two matches played since.

appear close to signing Carl Starfelt from Rubin Kazan but the immediate priority is Midtjylland with Postecoglou likely to be forced into playing a very youthful side.

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