Futures Uncertain For Jussi & Al

Last updated : 19 February 2008 By Matt Bottom

Peter Harrison told The Herald: "I haven't yet spoken to Celtic about Jussi, but it's obviously a massive club and it would certainly appeal to him if he is to move on.

"The idea of playing in the Champions League and of winning trophies attracts him. You can't ignore a club like Celtic. I'm sure that, if he were to move to a club of that stature, he could settle in quickly as he is a very good pro.

"He has performed consistently well for Bolton over the past 10 years and is often spoken of as one of the top three keepers in the Premiership.

"However, he's used to playing week-in, week-out, so I doubt he'd be interested in moving to a club where he is not going to be first choice. At the moment, he's just focusing on doing well for Bolton until the end of his contract.

"Some clubs have made contact and we'll see what happens nearer the end of the season."

Meanwhile, Skysports.com understands that contract talks between Ali Al-Habsi's representative Peter Harrison and Bolton have failed to reach an agreement.

Harrison confirmed that Al Habsi could indeed quit the club.

"The new Fifa rule is in place and Ali is one of those players who will be able to take up that option if he believes that is the right thing to do," Harrison told skysports.com.

"We have failed to reach agreement after talks and that is how it stands at the moment."

And with Jaaskelainen also out of contract at the end of the season, Bolton could be facing the prospect of losing both of their goalkeepers.