Graham Alexander says that no new contract talks have kicked off at Motherwell, amid rumours linking some of his best men to the likes of Celtic and Stoke City.

Several players at Fir Park are out of contract at the end of the season. Already rumours have started to fly, Stephen O’Donnell believed to be a target of Stoke City, Allan Campbell wanted by Millwall and captain Gallagher watched by Celtic.

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Gallagher has been watched by Celtic (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The latter is three games away from triggering an extension to his deal at Motherwell. But new manager Alexander is only in the door 10 days and as of yet hasn’t had a chance to sort out futures.

When asked about players out of contract, Alexander said: “It was one of the jobs I wrote down and it’s still to be ticked off. I have spoken to them all about how my door is always open to speak to me and a couple of have about the game or something or other.

 

I want to touch base with everyone, but it’s a big squad. All of them have not shown me anything, or in training, or around the ground, to say they don’t want to be here. I do have to have those conversations with certain individuals, but I’ve not had the chance.

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Not had a chance says the new Motherwell manager. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I have been that busy with the team and getting everyone fully focused. I do want to touch base with everyone. I am concentrating on bringing people in to improve the squad and bringing something we haven’t quite got. But we don’t want a massive squad, I like to keep it compact. But January is January.”

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