Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has played down speculation linking Kieran Tierney with Juventus.

The Scotland internationalist was a target of Everton earlier this summer but Rodgers has dismissed the latest rumours linking the player away from Celtic.

“I've nothing to say, he’s linked with everyone," said Rodgers.

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Meanwhile, the Parkhead manager is looking forward to the forthcoming meeting with Rosenborg next Wednesday in Glasgow despite being hindered by a lack of defensive options.

The Parkhead side beat Rosenborg 1-0 over two legs at the penultimate qualification stage of the qualifiers last season with James Forrest netting the only goal of the tie in Trondheim.

The Norwegians needed a 93rd minute penalty to see off Icelandic side Valur and Rodgers is looking forward to a re-run of the qualifier.

“They were two tight games the last time we played," said Rodgers. "They got a penalty late on to get through [last night]. They’ll come here and be compact, like they were last year, and we have to be patient in that game and it’ll be a tough game out there.

“But it’s a tie we look forward to. At this stage of the season whoever you get, with a big prize at the end of it, you have to respect who you play and we’ll be another week on in our fitness."

And Rodgers also praised the manner of the performance against Alashkart last night.

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“It was very good," he said. "When we had 11 men, our movement and the speed of our game was good and looked a real threat. We took the lead and very soon after that lost a man.

“But over the course of the game, the defensive organisation was good. We were very calm and organised, we pressed at the right moments. We dominated the game, considering we had 10 men. So I’m really proud of the team.

“We had the advantage coming into the game and strengthened that at the beginning. It’s still a challenge to play for that long with 10 men. The players coped with that very well."