Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Lustig, Dembele, Aberdeen, Grandin

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Celtic's Swedish defender Mikael Lustig is keen to sign a new deal with the club, with his current contract running out at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

But the 29-year-old has not held any talks with the Scottish Premiership leaders. (Daily Express)

Striker Moussa Dembele could win a call-up to the France squad with national coach Didier Deschamps confirming he is monitoring the Celtic striker's form. (Sun)

Moussa Dembele
France Under-20 cap Dembele has scored 12 goals in 16 appearances for Celtic

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is convinced midfielders Andy Halliday and Jason Holt can join Ibrox team-mates Barrie McKay and Lee Wallace in the Scotland squad during the World Cup qualifying campaign. (Daily Record)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson was relieved after his side rediscovered their scoring touch in the 3-1 defeat of Motherwell at Fir Park on Friday, having not scored in their previous two matches. (Scotsman)

Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn is content to share free-kick duties with James Maddison after the midfielder's stunning set-piece winner against Rangers last weekend. (Herald)

The Dons are considering a deal for 28-year-old former Crystal Palace winger Elliot Grandin, who has been training with Derek McInnes' side. (Daily Express)

Elliot Grandin playing for Crystal Palace against Lazio in a friendly
Frenchman Grandin (left) has played in his homeland, Bulgaria, Romania and England

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has revealed he was encouraged to pursue a career in joinery rather than football when he was at school. (Daily Record)

Boss Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic need to forget about their Champions League heroics in the 3-3 draw with Manchester City and focus on a win over Dundee at Dens Park on Saturday lunchtime. (National)

St Mirren hope to have a new manager in place in time for next Saturday's Scottish Challenge Cup meeting with Hibernian at Easter Road. (Herald)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is pushing for Scot and former boss Sir Alex Ferguson to have a bigger influence on decision-making at Old Trafford. (Glasgow Live)

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