Celtic and Dundee are still locked in talks over the future of striker Leigh Griffiths, with no immediate decision yet clear over the structure of his loan deal or whether he will be sent back to Parkhead.

Enduring a disappointing first half of the campaign at Dens Park, the 31-year-old has scored just two goals in 14 appearances for his loan club.

Rumours began to swirl last week suggesting that the forward could see his spell cut short on the East Coast, however it seems as if no solution has been reached as of yet.

Discussions are still being mulled over by both clubs, following Dundee’s decision to look to activate a break clause inserted in the agreement that would have terminated his agreement early.

Nevertheless, Celtic see no place for the forward and don’t want him back at Lennoxtown. Now, talks are ongoing regarding potentially restructuring the existing deal, which could mean that Dundee pays less of his wages and have more money to reinvest into their squad as a consequence.

Celtic should keep Griffiths away from Parkhead at all costs

Given that his contract is expiring at Celtic this summer, there is no point in bringing him back into the fold for the second half of the season should he return.

Never far away from the headlines, he quite simply brings a load of baggage that Ange Postecoglou could do without as he plots further success in Scotland. Even if it means having to contribute to more of his wage share, Griffiths should be nowhere near Parkhead any time soon.