Neil Lennon remains hopeful that Scott Brown will sign a new contract at Celtic.
The Scotland international is out of contract in the summer, but last week he rubbished reports he could be about to head to England with Newcastle United.
Brown insists he wants to remain at Parkhead, and despite reports suggesting talks have stalled over a new deal, Lennon remains optimistic a solution will be found.
“I think he would like it resolved. It is a good contract, and it shows our commitment to him,” he said. "I think both sides can make it happen so the sooner it is done the better.
"The last thing I want or the club wants is for Scott to walk out of the door on freedom of contract. At the minute I am confident (that won't happen) but you just never know in football."
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