CELTIC boss Neil Lennon is still hopeful of keeping Fraser Forster and Mohamed Elyounoussi in Glasgow despite the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

The on-loan Southampton duo have joined Celtic's pre-season training camp with their stays set to expire at the end of June.

When asked about the prospect of securing permanent transfers, Lennon said: "I don't think it's unrealistic.

"They are two players who added a lot to the squad last year and made a really positive contribution.

"So they are two players we would dearly love to have for next season.

"But we just have to wait and see. They are not our players.

"We will see how negotiations go. It's good to see them back and involved and it would give us continuity if we could get those two in."