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Dundee United boss Micky Mellon: 'No contact from Guingamp over Lawrence Shankland'

Ligue 2 side Guingamp have been linked with a move for the forward.

Micky Mellon insists Dundee United have received no enquiries regarding Lawrence Shankland's availability.

Reports on Thursday morning suggested the club had been tipped off about a potential £2.5million bid from French side Guingamp for the Scotland international.

The Ligue 2 outfit previously failed in an attempt to land Sam Cosgrove from Aberdeen and are now rumoured to be eyeing up a move for the Tangerines' 25-year-old talisman.

But Mellon stressed there have been no expressions of interest in Shankland, who has yet to feature this season as he looks to overcome an ankle knock.

He said: "It's not a distraction because I've had nothing to be distracted about.

"I'm not lying. We've had no contact. Nor has the sporting director Tony Asghar and nor have I.

"I am pleased that people are looking at Lawrence Shankland and saying he's a good player as he deserves to be spoken like that.

"He's got a wee niggly injury at the minute.

"But I'm going to be really sincere and say we've had no contact.

"I'd certainly be one of the first to know if that did happen so I can be really clear that I've spoken to Tony Asghar this morning and we've had no contact."

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· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

· Lauren Price will be looking to add to Team GB's success in the ring when she takes on Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands in the women's middleweight semi-final (6am)

· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
· The women's madison makes its Olympic debut at the velodrome as Team GB duo Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny look to add another medal to their collections (9.15am)

· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
· The women's champions will be crowned as both Sweden and Canada aim to win Olympic gold for the very first time (1pm)

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