Either Portland or Celtic pull out of Nagbe transfer talks

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Celtic will no longer try to acquire Darlington Nagbe from the Portland Timbers.

The Scottish Sun reported late last night that the Scottish giants and manager Brendan Rodgers had Nagbe at the top of their transfer wish list, but will no longer be pursuing the deal.

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MLS broadcaster and former New England Revolution star Taylor Twellman says the decision was taken by Portland, who was expected to earn about $4 million from a sale.

Unfortunately, this is one of those transfer deals where neither league or club will want the egg on their face of a partner changing their mind on the deal.

The 26-year-old Nagbe has 10 caps for the USMNT, and has made 210 appearances for Portland since being drafted out of Akron. He has 28 goals and 21 assists.

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