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Celtic and Moussa Dembele are drifting apart

The language is beginning to centre on loss when those in the Celtic camp speak about Moussa Dembele. Yesterday, the club’s assistant manager Chris Davies was candid enough to suggest that maybe
the Frenchman had lost his desire to be in Glasgow.

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Scott Brown believes the fixture calendar is pushing Celtic players to the limit. Picture: SNS.

Celtic’s Scott Brown in talks with union over summer break

Scott Brown has revealed he is among the players liaising with PFA Scotland over the union’s attempts to establish a legal framework for a statutory four-week summer break for footballers across the country.

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Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney could be faced with a shorter break if they play in the summer friendlies before European games. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scotland friendlies ‘won’t benefit Celtic players’ says Scott Brown

Scott Brown concedes Scotland’s summer friendlies will benefit the new national team boss but not necessarily Celtic’s international players.

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10 of the Scottish Premiership’s rising stars

Given the number of youngsters performing for Scotland’s top flight clubs this season, whittling it down was a tough ask. Here, we look at ten of the Scottish Premiership’s most exciting talents...

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Celtic's Dedryck Boyata heads home to make it 4-0. picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic 5 - 0 Brechin: Moussa Dembele left out after enquiries

Celtic produced what Brendan Rodgers called “a professional performance” to blitz Brechin City and breeze into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. The fact Moussa Dembele did not contribute to that on an afternoon in which Rodgers fielded his strongest available side the Irishman intimated afterwards was no mere coincidence.

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Odsonne Edouard scores Celtic's fifth goal against Brechin. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

Celtic eye clean sweep after ‘putting the freshness back’

The arresting post-match comments by Brendan Rodgers on unused substitute Moussa Dembele instantly shifted the focus from what his team had just produced in winning handsomely, as expected, to set up a home tie against Partick Thistle in next month’s Scottish Cup fifth round.

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Scott Sinclair celebrates his goal with Callum McGregor, left, during Celtic's 5-0 win over Brechin in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. Picture: SNS

Celtic to face Partick Thistle in last 16 of Scottish Cup

Holders Celtic will take on Partick Thistle in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

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Rumour Mill: Morelos on the move? | McGinn considering new Hibs deal | Celtic linked with two-time Bundesliga winner

Alfredo Morelos has been linked with a move to the Championship, John McGinn is not in a rush to leave Edinburgh and would consider a new deal and Celtic chase a two-time Bundesliga winner.

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Jack Hendry has interested Celtic. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Celtic target Jack Hendry left out of Dundee squad

Neil McCann has left Celtic target Jack Hendry out the Dundee squad for the club’s William Hill Scottish Cup fixture with Inverness CT.

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Chris Sutton: Celtic need quality not cast-offs like Rangers

Chris Sutton has called on Celtic fans to be patient in the January transfer window as the club are shopping in a different market than their rivals.

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Luka Adzic (right) in action for Serbia's U19. Picture: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty

Celtic target Serbian teenager Luka Adzic according to agent

Celtic have targeted Serbia teenage star Luka Adzic from Red Star Belgrade.

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Celtic to hold minute’s applause for Cyrille Regis

Celtic will pay tribute to Cyrille Regis ahead of their William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round tie with Brechin City.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers close to Docherty deal | Celtic interest in Hendry confirmed | Lennon tight-lipped on Stokes

Rangers look set to thrash out a deal for Greg Docherty and Neil McCann confirms Celtic’s interest in Dundee defender Jack Hendry.

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Lewis Morgans character has drawn praise from St Mirren team-mate Craig Samson. Picture: SNS.

St Mirren’s Lewis Morgan proves coaches who wrote him off were wrong

Hot prospect Lewis Morgan, who has joined Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic, was told by former Hibs manager Alex Miller that he had no future in football and would end up in the Junior ranks.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with his players at Lennoxtown. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Rested Celtic embark on quest for ‘double treble’

Brendan Rodgers is adamant that Celtic will enjoy the same post-shutdown upswing in the second half of the season as helped propel them to a clean sweep 12 months ago.

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Kieran Tierney, left, is a big fan of Celtic supporter Conor McGregor. Picturses: Getty Images

Conor McGregor attends training session in Kieran Tierney Celtic top

Conor McGregor turned up for a Dublin training session today kitted out in a Celtic shirt complete with Kieran Tierney’s name, number and autograph on the back.

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Celtic receive Moussa Dembele boost as Brighton’s interest cools

Celtic’s hopes of keeping Moussa Dembele beyond the January transfer window received a boost with the news that Brighton are set to sign another one of their striking targets.

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Kristoffer Ajer has impressed since coming into the Celtic starting XI. Picture: SNS

Why Kristoffer Ajer is Celtic’s present and future at centre-back

Craig Fowler argues that Celtic should stick with the teenager in the centre of the defence in order to help the player realise his incredible potential

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Rumour Mill: Stokes to leave Hibs | Rangers lose duo to injury | Celtic deny interest in Croatian pair

Anthony Stokes is set to leave Hibs after latest fall-out with Neil Lennon, Rangers will be without Bruno Alves and Ross McCrorie for the next few weeks, and Celtic have denied any interest in Dario Zuparic and Filip Bradaric.

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Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer has become a regular in the Celtic rearguard in recent weeks. Picture: SNS.

Astana scare steeled Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer for any Euro stage

There is a school of thought – most notably voiced by Kris Commons the other day – that says Celtic’s fraught evening in Astana for their Champions League play-off six months ago provides evidence Kristoffer Ajer could not be trusted in next month’s Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg. The 19-year-old Norwegian would contend that the reverse is actually true.

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