Chris Davies updates Celtic's transfer situation, gives coy response to Dembele rumours

General view inside Celtic Park

Celtic are hoping for some good news on the transfer front.

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

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has told STV that the club are working to bring in new signings - and wouldn't deny that Moussa Dembele is wanted.

The Bhoys moved to appoint Brendan Rodgers as their new manager last month, and the Northern Irishman has yet to make his first signing in the job.

General view inside Celtic Park

Players are being linked with the club though, as the Daily Star claim Rodgers wants to reunite with his former Swansea and Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, whilst the Daily Mail report that Celtic have had a bid rejected for Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair.

Celtic have headed off to Slovenia this morning, and Rodgers' new assistant manager Chris Davies was speaking at the airport about the club's transfer situation.

General view of Celtic Park

Davies was asked whether Celtic fans can expect to see any new signings whilst the team are away in Slovenia, and he responded by saying that the Bhoys hierarchy know who Rodgers wants, and are working on deals to bring those players in.

David, who worked with Rodgers at Liverpool, added that deals take time and hopefully, in the coming weeks, Celtic will have some good news on the transfer front.

Fulham's Moussa Dembele has a shot at goal

Davies was also asked about a possible move for Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, as The Scottish Sun reported over the weekend that Celtic were keen to bring the Frenchman to Glasgow.

The 19-year-old striker hit 17 goals for Fulham last season, and is out of contract in a matter of days, meaning Celtic could land him for a bargain compensation fee of just £250,000 - but Davies was coy about the possibility of signing Dembele.

"There's a lot of work being done by the club and the recruitment department on that," said Davies. "Everything is ongoing, and these things take time so we'll see. We've got our targets, the club are working towards that and everyone is working very hard behind the scenes so we'll see how we go in the next few weeks."

"Once there's something to tell you, you'll be the first to know. We've identified what areas we need to strengthen in, and we're all working hard collectively now to try and make sure that we bring people in that can improve the team and take us forward," he added.

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