Dundee have launched a shock loan bid to sign former striker Leigh Griffiths from fellow Scottish Premiership club Celtic (Sun).

The forward signed a new deal with Celtic this summer but has already fallen out of the picture under new manager Ange Postecoglou. He has not played a minute of competitive football but Dundee interest remains.

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Griffiths could return to Dundee. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There is overseas and English interest in Griffiths though so Dundee would need to move quick if they are to snap up the 31-year-old, who has played over 250 times for the Parkhead club. Manager James McPake is keen to give Griffiths the chance to reboot his career and the feeling is mutual.

Griffiths first joined Dundee in 2009 and repaid them by earning a big move to Wolves following 33 goals in 62 appearances. He also has a ‘close relationship’ with Dundee manager James McPake and his assistant, Dave Mackay. The trio were at Livingston together.

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Dundee face Motherwell this weekend. Mackay said of returning striker Cillian Sheridan ahead of the match: “Cillian brings a bit of everything. He still has pace, he was very, very quick when I played with him. He offers a threat in behind but can be excellent in the air as well.

“On his day, Cillian can be outstanding. I’ve obviously not seen as much of him since he’s been abroad but he’s learned a lot tactically.”

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