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Is this how Celtic's first XI will look once the transfer window closes?

Manchester United's Paddy McNair shoots at goal

The Hoops are set for a busy month of transfer activity.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has admitted he wants four more signings before the transfer window closes, in quotes published by the Herald Scotland.

Celtic have so far added Moussa Dembele and Kolo Toure to their squad and with several others strongly linked recently, we’ve provided a potential XI for the coming season:

Toure could be joined in the heart of defence by Manchester United youngster Paddy McNair, with the Herald’s report claiming that he has been given permission to spend the coming year out on loan.

Manchester United's Paddy McNair shoots at goalManchester United's Paddy McNair shoots at goal

Scott Sinclair has been linked with a move to Parkhead all summer and the latest reports – by the likes of the Daily Record – suggest that Celtic have had three bids rejected for the Aston Villa winger.

Despite that, it seems likely a deal with get over the line and he would provide Rodgers with an excellent option as an inverted winger on the left flank.

Manchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott SinclairManchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair

Nir Bitton picked up a seemingly serious injury in yesterday’s friendly defeat to Barcelona and could face a substantial spell on the sidelines.

Rodgers could look to bring in a defensive midfielder to replace him or deploy Scott Brown in a deeper role and alter the formation to allow Patrick Roberts to operate behind the three attackers.

Patrick Bamford is another figure who has recently been linked with a move to Glasgow, but by the looks of the potential squad at Rodgers’ disposal, he will struggle to break into the first-team.

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