Celtic are set to finalise a £1.5million move for MK Dons midfielder Matt O’Riley.
A target for Swansea and Blackburn, the 21-year-old is heading to Glasgow for a medical after a personal intervention from Parkhead boss Ange Postecoglou.
Pipped to the signing of Australian international Riley McGree by Middlesbrough, Postecoglou has spoken at length to O’Riley about his plans for the future.
And that proved pivotal to securing what looks certain to be Celtic’s fifth signing of the window.
J-League trio Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchu have all checked in alongside Sligo Rovers striker Johnny Kenny.
O’Riley’s capture could be signed and sealed in time for the midfielder to join the squad in time for Saturday’s Scottish Cup clash with Alloa Athletic.