CHRIS Powell says there is nothing he can do to stop Celtic being linked with any of his players after Neil Lennon went to watch Charlton’s midweek win at Oxford.

Reports north of the border claimed the Hoops boss was reportedly keeping tabs on defender Michael Morrison and striker Yann Kermorgant, who certainly caught the eye with a brace in the 3-0 success at the Kassam Stadium.

Both players are out of contract at the end of the season and can potentially agree and negotiate summer moves now, so this month’s transfer window is the final opportunity for the Addicks to command a fee for any of their soon to be free agents should they depart in January.

The loss of French forward Kermorgant would certainly come as a blow to Charlton as Powell admitted, although he knows the speculation is inevitable bearing in mind the club’s circumstances.

He said: “I was told yesterday that Neil Lennon was at the game.

“I can’t stop people going to watch a game and watching our players.

“We are always vulnerable, every club is I suppose apart from Chelsea or Man City.

“Whether it is Yann or any of the other players that have made their mark and an impression on other people, I’ll be lying if I was sitting here saying ‘Great, that’s fine’.

“I want him (Kermorgant) to stay here, especially with what we are going to go through in the second half of the season, but I can’t ever stop people coming to watch games or speculation being put in the press.”

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