Celtic are hoping to beat the transfer deadline to lure Ryan Christie away from Inverness Caledonian Thistle, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.
Christie has been a long-term target for Celtic with the Scottish champions keeping tabs on his progress for the last couple of seasons.
The 20-year-old winger is regarded as one of the best young talents in Scotland after coming through the youth ranks at Inverness.
The Scotland Under-21 international, who helped Inverness win the Scottish Cup last season, has been tipped to win a call-up to the full Scotland side in the near future.
Christie, the son of Inverness legend Charlie, is in the final year of his contract at the Highlands outfit and Celtic are hoping to exploit that by making a bid that Inverness cannot afford to turn down.
The skilful attacker has scored two goals so far this season, including one in the recent 4-2 defeat to Celtic and Ronny Deila is ready to bring Christie to Parkhead as he looks to further bolster his attacking options.
A number of clubs, including Swansea, Burnley and Fulham have been tracking Christie, but Celtic are determined to win the race for the midfielder's signature by firming up their interest with a bid.