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McPake pleads with Dundee chief to complete Griffiths deal

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James McPake has urged Dundee chief to agree a deal for Leigh Griffiths.

The striker has fallen completely out the picture at Celtic with his former team-mate McPake keen on a Dens Park reunion.

Celtic surprisingly handed Griffiths a 12 month contract on July 1 but within a week of that he was sent home from the club’ pre-season training camp in Wales as the club launched an investigation.

Although he was cleared by the probe a 35 minute appearance against is the only game time that he has managed.

In The Sun, reports:

DUNDEE will go all out to sign striker Leigh Griffiths from Celtic. Dens Park boss James McPake has urged club chief to strike a deadline-day deal. SunSport revealed last week the Dark Blues were desperate to land the former star.

Nelms is currently overseas which has complicated discussions. But McPake has made it clear bringing in close pal Griffiths would be a major coup. Griffiths also has options at an Israeli club, but he has reservations about a move abroad.

Unless he is already abroad it seems unlikely that the striker could undergo a medical and complete a transfer in one day leaving Dundee as the most likely escape option.

Even on a greatly reduced wage from last season Griffiths is likely to be getting paid much more than the top earners at Dens Park. Agreeing a deal on wages between the two clubs looks like the main issue to be negotiated between the two clubs if a loan is to be agreed today.

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