Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed the club remain in contract talks with Odsonne Edouard as they aim to keep their star man for their 10 in a row push.

Lennon is desperate to keep hold of the Frenchman who scored 28 goals in all competitions last season, though he accepts there will be big clubs circling the striker. As has happened in the past, Celtic have sold on some of their big gun players and would hope to be prepared in the event of it happening again with Edouard.

With negotiations still ongoing, Lennon insists he and his recruitment staff will still monitor contingency plans. Though he hopes Edouard will stick around. "It's as you were with contract talks, there has been no further movement one way or another on it," the Celtic boss said.

"Whether it's Edouard or any other player, in previous years we sold guys like Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney – it's not something we won't be prepared for. It's not something that we want but there may be intense speculation surrounding a number of our players so we have to plan ahead.

“That's what we do, it's like a circular motion – we have to keep the wheels moving and be prepared for any eventuality when the market opens. It's going to be a long transfer window until October. There will be pros and cons – sometimes that can work in your favour, other times to your detriment.

“We'll have to adapt to that as well and be patient."