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While the rest of the Scottish Premiership are planning on how to catch Celtic at the top of the table, Brendan Rodgers will be plotting his way to secure not just another domestic treble but how to improve on the European stage.

The Hoops have utterly dominated Scottish football for the last two years and are on course to pick up their second successive treble, with the cup final against Motherwell all that stands between them and their sixth trophy since the start of last season.

Much of the credit must go to the squad that Rodgers has built up at Parkhead and he has been fortunate enough to avoid too many exits from the senior that have plagued his predecessors in the dugout, with the best of the bunch often plucked out by clubs south of the border.

Unfortunately it looks as though that could be the case this summer.

The Sun claim that Premier League sides Bournemouth and Watford are keen on taking Callum McGregor to England, and that he may be available for a fee in the region of £10million.

The big money price tag might be enough to turn heads at Celtic Park, but there is the worry of finding a replacement for the attacking midfielder – and they might have their answer among their books already.

Charly Musonda arrived at the club on an 18 month loan deal from Chelsea in January but has so far struggled to have the desired impact, and there have been suggestions he could be axed before the end of this season, let alone 12 months from now.

A player who can operate in a similar role to McGregor, the 21-year-old has been dubbed a flop, but with the Scottish international’s future potentially elsewhere, Musonda could well be saved the axe and given a second chance to prove himself – at least until next January.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has slaughtered one man after his performance in Celtic’s win v Hearts.

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