Boss lifts lid on Vaughan exit talk
Chris Hughton has dismissed the possibility of striker James Vaughan departing Norwich to join Celtic on a season-long loan.
The Canaries chief spoke out on the future of the former Everton hitman following reports on Tuesday that Hoops boss Neil Lennon was looking to take the 24-year-old north of the border to bolster his squad ahead of their SPL title defence and bid to progress in the Champions League. Hughton is aware that Vaughan had a nightmare debut season at Carrow Road due to injury problems, but he has impressed so far in pre-season. Therefore, the former Newcastle and Birmingham chief claims nobody will leave while he is weighing up his options ahead of the new Premier League campaign, which gets underway in two-and-half weeks' time at Fulham. "There is nothing in that. That is news to me," said Hughton following the 1-1 friendly draw against Ajax. "What will always happen is that names are going to be mentioned, in or out. What I have to do is formulate the squad I want come the start of the season, the end of the month "James has done well in the period of time that he has been with us since the start of pre-season. James comes into the same category as everybody else. "He is pushing for a place like the rest of the lads. At this moment I have got five forwards that are all pushing for places and want to be part of the plans and they are decisions I need to make over this pre-season period."