Report: Celtic hoping for striker signing, targets identified in England and abroad

Celtic are reportedly moving in to sign a striker before Tuesday's deadline.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic are making a move to sign a striker before the transfer deadline on Tuesday, and have targets in England and abroad.

The Bhoys snapped up Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett on loan over the weekend, but manager Ronny Deila is now pushing to sign another forward - even after signing Nadir Ciftci from Dundee United earlier this summer.

The Sun report that Bhoys duo Anthony Stokes and Stefan Scepovic are being lined up for exits before the transfer deadline, which would free up money for Deila to bring in another forward.

Ciftci and Leigh Griffiths are established stars in Scotland, but it has become clear that Deila would like more of a target man figure in attack.

Reports from The Times last week suggested that Celtic had made a move for Aston Villa giant Libor Kozak, only for the Czech Republic international to reject a move to Glasgow.

Kozak may have been one of those targets playing in England, but there are also targets abroad according to The Sun - which is interesting considering recent reports from Belgian newspaper Het Niewsblad which suggested Celtic were interested in Club Brugge hitman Tom De Sutter - another huge, target man-type striker.

There isn't long left for Deila to push a deal through for a striker, and whilst the identity of his top target is shrouded in mystery right now, it's suggested that the Bhoys are moving closer to another signing, this time to bolster their attacking options.

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