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Lennon close to signing Murphy
Published : 15 Jul 2010 20:02:05
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed he is close to signing Sunderland striker Daryl Murphy.The Hoops boss hopes the deal will be concluded shortly and hopes the 27-year-old could even join up with the rest of the squad on Celtic's tour of North America.Lennon was speaking after their 1-0 defeat to Philadelphia Union, as they prepare to take on Manchester United in Toronto.The capture of Mexico international Efrain Juarez from UNAM Pumas also looks imminent."Juarez is pretty close, " Lennon told philly.com "We think we're pretty close with Murphy from Sunderland as well. I think so."Asked if Murphy would be joining Celtic in America, Lennon replied: "If we can get it done, yeah."