CELTIC have entered talks with Ryan Christie about a new deal, according to reports.

The Scotland international has been key in the Hoops' recent successes and despite having two years left on his current deal, Parkhead chiefs are keen to tie him down for as long as possible.

The Scottish Sun report this morning that Celtic are looking to extend Christie's current deal until at least 2023, after a stunning season last term, where he bagged 20 goals.

Speaking recently about Christie, Neil Lennon said: “He was terrific for us last year and I’ve love to give him an extension.

“It’s all quiet right now in terms of talks because there’s been so much going on, but we’ll be picking that up again soon.

“He scored 20 goals last year and I’m sure he would have added more if the season went on. That’s a fantastic return for a wide man.

“But it wasn’t just his goals. It was his all-round game that was so important for us. It’s like James Forrest and a good few others, they really weighed in and Ryan was right at the top as well.”