KARAMOKO DEMBELE is closing in on a free transfer to Ligue 1, according to a report. 

The 19-year-old attacker is out of contract after being freed by Celtic. 

The Scottish Sun say that the teenage talent will now head to France, with Brest ready to snap up the youngster.

It is said that Dembele will team up with the French outfit on Monday for the start of their pre-season training.

Dembele became an internet sensation aged just 13. 

He was fast-tracked to train with Brendan Rodgers' first team and after some dazzling displays for the youth teams, fans had incredibly high hopes for the teen.

However, injuries have played their part in hampering Dembele's development, as he sat out more than half of last term after starting pre-season last year under Ange Postecoglou.

He also faced stiff competition for places once he returned, with Liel Abada, Daizen Maeda and James Forrest all ahead of him in the pecking order. 

The future of Mikey Johnston remains unclear for now too, however, the 23-year-old is still under contract at Parkhead.