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Brendan Rodgers confirms Celtic are in talks with two players

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers is yet to make his first signing as Celtic manager.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Brendan Rodgers has told the Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic have already spoken to two transfer targets, and they are hopeful of doing business in the near future.

Rodgers is yet to make a signing at Parkhead since being named as manager, but he is optimistic that his new side will complete some deals in the coming weeks.

Rodgers is working hard to bring players to Celtic, and he is hoping to have some fresh faces arrive in Glasgow before the Bhoys’ play their first competitive match of the season.

“I would hope to do business before the first Champions League qualifier,” he said.

“The club have been brilliant. I’ve spoken about a couple of targets and Peter and Dermot have been great in trying to progress those.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

“I would hope they could be done, but it’s just going to take time.

“None of those are determined on whether or not we qualify for the group stages.”

Celtic are due to kick off their Champions League qualifying campaign on July 12th.

The Bhoys have been drawn against Flora Tallinn or Lincoln of Gibraltar and they will be strong favourites to make it through to the next round.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

The identities of the players who Rodgers has already spoken to are unknown, but Celtic have been linked with a host of players.

The Bhoys are reportedly keen on the likes of Scott Sinclair, Joe Gomez and Andre Wisdom.

The transfer budget that Rodgers has at Celtic is currently unclear, but he is expected to have considerably more funds to spend than his predecessor Ronny Deila.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

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