Naismith waits for talks

Celtic yet to make contact

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Jim Jefferies has called on Celtic to open talks with Kilmarnock striker Steven Naismith.

The Scottish champions had been given permission to speak to the Under 21 international on Monday after agreeing a £2million fee with Kilmarnock.

But Killie boss Jefferies has revealed that The Bhoys have yet to approach Naismith regarding a move to Parkhead.

Jefferies is unsure of the reason for the delay in negotiations getting going, but feels Celtic should show the forward courtesy by making contact.

A little concerning

"Celtic wanted permission to speak to Steven so they should go and speak to him," said Jefferies.

"They asked to speak to him, but that was on Monday.

"What is a little bit concerning is that we haven't heard anything yet.

"I've kept him up to date with everything, but this could make it seem as if we are not telling him everything.

"They might be busy or have other things on, but if they ask to speak to him then it's only courtesy to the player that they speak to him as quickly as they can.

"It has caused a lot of anxiety for him and it's not fair.

"Steven intimated that he would be willing to speak to Celtic because there is no point in wasting everybody's time.

"And after giving them permission we would like to find out what they are doing."