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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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