Celtic closing in on Biram Kayal deal
Celtic fans could soon be welcoming their sixth new player of the summer as negotiations begin with Maccabi Haifa for the £1.2 million signing of Israel international Biram Kayal.
The Israeli club have confirmed that Celtic made an official approach for the 22-year-old holding midfielder who has 12 caps for his country.
As Celtic flew back from their pre-season tour of North America, chief executive Peter Lawwell was reportedly trying to thrash out the deal ahead of Thursday night's midnight signing deadline for the Champions League qualifier against Braga next week.
Maccabi president Jacob Shahar told the Daily Record: "Celtic have approached us about Biram but they are not the only club interested in him.''