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Celtic legend Chris Sutton shares what he's heard about Birger Meling deal

Birger Meling of Rosenborg celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July...

The Celtic legend believes that his old side are set to make a new signing.

Birger Meling of Rosenborg,  during Norwegian Cup Menn,  Brattvag v Rosenborg on May 9, 2018 in Brattvag, Norway.

Chris Sutton has revealed that Celtic are on the cusp of signing Birger Meling.

According to The Scottish Sun, Meling is a 'serious option' to replace left-back Kieran Tierney at Parkhead following his £25 million switch to Arsenal.

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Celtic have already signed Boli Bolingoli for £3 million [The Scottish Sun], but it looks like Hoops boss Neil Lennon wants more reinforcements for that role.

And speaking to BT Sport on Friday night, Bhoys legend Sutton claims to know that a move for the 24-year-old Norwegian is close to materialising.

 

He said: "Celtic have the better squad. I think Celtic are going to make a signing. Just going to give you a bit of news, I think Celtic are going to sign the Rosenborg left-back. Meling. We're nearly there."

If and when Lennon gets it over the line, Meling will be Celtic's fifth first-team signing of the window, following Christopher Jullien, Luca Connell, Bolingoli and Hatem Abd Elhamed to Glasgow.

It doesn't exactly speak volumes for Bolingoli.

The Belgian full-back has endured a torrid first month as a Celtic player, and Lennon preferred to play a midfielder - Callum McGregor - in his position earlier in the week as the Bhoys were dumped out of the Champions League by Cluj.

At £3 million, Bolingoli is a major investment by the Scots, but perhaps the addition of Meling will give him a kick up the backside.

Rosenborg's Norwegian defender Birger Meling (L) vies with Celtic's Scottish striker Michael Johnston during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Celtic and Rosenborg at...

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