There were ‘rumours in the north-east’ (Sunday Post) that Leigh Griffiths would move from Aberdeen to Celtic this summer – but those are wide of the mark.

A recent report has claimed new Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has not pinpointed the current Celtic forward as a transfer target (Daily Record). Glass started his work at Pittodrie this week after a period in isolation following his switch from America with Atlanta United 2.

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The Celtic striker was linked with Aberdeen. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Celtic captain Scott Brown will join Glass in the north-east this summer as he calls an end to a 14-year spell at Parkhead, joining Aberdeen as a player-coach. The Dons have scored three goals since January and Griffiths could have been a summer solution, but it appears a move is off.

He could be available for free if Celtic don’t activate a contract clause. Meanwhile, Dons captain Joe Lewis is looking forward to the new era under Glass. Ahead of this weekend’s Scottish Cup fourth round match with Livingston, Lewis says the squad will buy into the new manager’s ambition, pushing for third in the Scottish Premiership too.

Lewis said: “I’ve had a couple of chats with the new manager, we’re looking forward to having him and Allan Russell come in this week. Paul Sheerin, Barry Robson and Neil Simpson have left things in a good state for then to pick things up, two wins and two clean sheets in a row, so we look forward to picking up from there.

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Looking forward to the new manager. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“He’s said he’s looking to play free-flowing, attacking football, score some goals, bringing through the young players too, so I’m looking forward to hear more about that and to working with him now. There’s a receptive group of players here, you can see that with the way we’ve changed how we play over the last few weeks, and this group will buy into whatever Stephen Glass tries to implement.”

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