Report explains reason why Celtic hero Leigh Griffiths will snub Crystal Palace interest

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Leigh Griffiths could be set for an extended stay at Celtic.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths wants to extend his contract with the Bhoys - and is ready to snub interest from Crystal Palace in order to stay.

Griffiths, 25, made his name with Livingston and Dundee before moving to England with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but he spent much of his time on loan at Hibernian, where he smashed 39 goals in 78 games.

It was unclear whether Wolves would even want to keep Griffiths, but his 12 goals in 26 League One games led to his big move, joining Celtic in January 2014.

In the famous green and white hoops, Griffiths has hit an impressive 45 goals in 83 games, with 19 already this season as he continues to thrive under Norwegian manager Ronny Deila.

Now though, those exploits in front of goal appear to have triggered interest in his signature, with The Scottish Sun suggesting that Crystal Palace have been impressed with Griffiths, and are considering a move to sign the Scotland international.

However, they also state that Griffiths isn't interested in a move back to English football again, and is more than settled as a Celtic player - even to the point where he would like to open talks over a new contract.

That would be a major boost for Celtic, who have seen star players such as Fraser Forster, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama all move to the Premier League in recent years - but it appears they can count on goal machine Griffiths for some time yet.

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