KRIS COMMONS has claimed he is "100% committed" to Celtic and rubbished suggestions of a fall-out with his manager.

The 28-year-old winger, who returned to the side in the defeat of Dundee United at the weekend, also claimed that team-mate Gary Hooper was "priceless" as suitors line up to take the 23-year-old former Scunthorpe United striker back to England.

"He's a massive, massive player for us and his scoring record speaks for itself. Hopefully, I can still be playing with him in February," said Commons. This wish, though, is also shared by Southampton, who have made a joint bid for both Celtic players, valuing Hooper at £4m.

"It's not for me to say what Gary's worth is or what the club's holding out for. That's for them to decide and I'm sure they will do their utmost and damnedest to keep Gary. He's a natural goalscorer. He's priceless," said Commons, who also claimed he had "unfinished business" at Celtic Park.

He also dismissed reports of a confrontation with Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager. The Scotland internationalist, who appeared at training in November with a head brace and bandages, said: "There was a stupid rumour going round that me and the gaffer had a bust-up and I just tried to take the mickey out of it. It's just comedy. I don't know where it came from. So I just had a bit of a laugh and a goof around."

Asked how the rumour started, Commons said: "Probably two drunken guys on the booze thinking: 'That might've happened'. There are so many social networking sites nowadays – Twitter, Facebook – and people see my name and Neil's name and all of a sudden we're fighting on the training ground. But it's just one of those things. It's a closed book for me and I'm just concentrating on the football and not the stupid stories that seem to do the rounds."