Celtic's McFadden Bid Rejected

Last updated : 21 June 2008 By Brian Cartlidge

The Scottish Premier League title holders had made a bid of of £5.5 million plus Bobo Balde for the 25-year-old Scotland international striker who only joined Blues from Everton in January this year.

Just two days ago co-owner David Sullivan had insisted that Blues would sell neither McFadden or midfielder Seb Larsson as the two are key members of the squad looking to bounce straight back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

"Larsson and McFadden will not be sold in the next 12 months - and you can quote me on that," Sullivan said on Thursday.

"There are other players too, like David Murphy, who will not be going."