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Celtic set to complete double swoop as Rangers look to land a third January deal: Old Firm transfer rumours



Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

Celtic are closing in on two new recruits to bolster their forward line, according to the latest transfer rumours.

The Hoops are short of options up top with Leigh Griffiths unavailable for the foreseeable future. After Moussa Dembélé's summer departure for Lyon, Odsonne Edouard is the sole senior striker available, aided by 19-year-old Mikey Johnston.

Brendan Rodgers, however, is about to change that as Vakoun Issouf Bayo is set to come in on a £2m deal. Dunajska Streda had rejected Celtic's opening £1.7m offer but the Ivory Coast striker now appears to be on his way to Parkhead. The Daily Mail reports that Celtic officials are 'quietly confident' of completing the deal with their second bid. The 21-year-old has scored 10 goals in 16 games in the Slovakian Super Liga this season and was also attracting reported interest from Parma and Rapid Vienna.

PSG forward Timothy Weah is even closer to completing his move to the Hoops. The 18-year-old is expected to undergo a medical in Dubai within 48 hours ahead of finalising an 18-month loan deal. Weah has signed a new PSG contract to extend his stay in the French capital until 2021. The son of 1995 Ballon d'Or winner George, Weah scored his first Ligue 1 goal in August.

Celtic have already added Scottish winger Oliver Burke to their squad this month.

Meanwhile, Glen Kamara's arrival at Rangers could be accelerated. The Dundee midfielder has signed a pre-contract agreement to move to Ibrox this summer but his current club are ready to discuss a fee to let Kamara go in this month, according to the Scottish Sun. The 23-year-old has started 16 of his side's Scottish Premiership games this season.

Rangers have already signed Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis on loan, with Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones due to join this summer, having signed a pre-contract agreement.

Belfast Telegraph