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Byline: By Alan Marshall

GORDON STRACHAN last night blasted reports Artur Boruc will quit Celtic in a pounds 10million deal.

AC Milan and Bayern Munich have been linked with the Polish stopper but Strachan has warned potential suitors his highly-rated keeper will honour his contract in Glasgow.

The angry Hoops boss insists Boruc is going nowhere and there have been no inquiries for him.

He said: "Artur has a contract so I will not talk about if he leaves or not.

When you sign a contract it is to be honoured.

"Regardless of what Carlo Ancelotti or anyone else has said about Artur, nobody has spoken to me or the chief executive about the matter.

"Don't forget I was the man who went to Poland and found Boruc, not Ancelotti or any of those other guys.

"He is a world-class goalkeeper. He has that ability, character and presence. If you take these three factors and add talent, you have a real machine."

Boruc has been no stranger to controversy in his time at Celtic but Strachan laughed off claims the keeper causes too much trouble.

He said: "Artur's behaviour has come under the spotlight in Scotland and he must change some aspects of it.

"Glasgow is different from anywhere else in the world when it comes to football and what you can or can't do.

"But he's not crazy, Charles Manson was crazy.

I know some intelligent goalkeepers. Maybe eccentric? Yes, Boruc is eccentric."

And as his side prepare to go for a third consecutive league title with Boruc in goal, Strachan revealed Poland would be his first stop if he were to search for a replacement.

Strachan said: "We're still looking for a goalkeeper in Poland. In the last few years, that nation has become the best producer of goalkeepers.

"So if you would like to find a keeper just go to Poland.

"If there is a better keeper than Artur out there we'll find him."

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Date:May 20, 2008
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