Dembele missed training on Wednesday as Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed they ggot in touch with the 22-year-old, who he claimed is “interested” in moving to his homeland. The former Fulham forward was at Celtic Park with his representatives on Thursday to discuss his future with chairman Peter Lawwell. Rodgers expects the player to remain at the club and says he has not identified a replacement for the striker should he leave. Brendan Rodgers confirmed the bid before Celtic’s Europa League play-off second leg against Suduva. Rodgers also confirmed Celtic are close to signing Youssouf Mulumbu. The former Kilmarnock midfielder will have a medical later on Thursday and is expected to sign before Friday’s midnight transfer deadline. DR Congo international Mulumbu, 31, joined Kilmarnock in November last year, having previously played for West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.