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3rd Oct, 2016 | 6:41pm

Celtic star to be approached about change of teams - report

By Alex Taylor

The FA are investigating the possibility of giving an England call-up to Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, according to a report.

The Sun claim that Dembele is one of a number of young foreign players being explored by the governing body as potentially eligible for England.

It is said that the 20-year-old will be eligible for an England call-up in 2017 after completing the requisite five years of residency in the United Kingdom.

The young forward arrived in England aged 16 after joining Fulham’s youth set up and has since moved on to Scottish giants Celtic.

The French-born attacker is expected to make his debut for France’s Under-21s later this week as the FA and the French Football Federation (FFF) battle for his services.

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The Hoops striker increased his stock considerably this week after scoring twice against Manchester City in the Champions League.

Dembele has shone under new Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers this season and has already scored 12 goals in 17 appearances, averaging a strike every 94 minutes in all competitions.

Rodgers’ side will face Motherwell at home after the international break on October 15th before facing Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League three days later.

Fans will be hoping that his club form remains strong irrespective of his future international commitments.

In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig is desperate to sign a new contract with the Scottish Champions, but has revealed that there has been no movement.