Celtic are on the verge of completing the signing of one of the most sought after young players in English football.
Fulham striker Moussa Dembele has been attracting interest from some of the biggest clubs in England and beyond after netting 17 goals for the Championship last season.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain were all interested in signing the 19-year-old Frenchman but he is today undergoing a medical ahead of completing his move to Parkhead.
Dembele came close to joining Tottenham in January but the £6million deal collapsed after the forward had passed his medical because the two clubs could not agree on a deal that would see the Frenchman loaned back to Fulham for the remainder of the season.
Celtic will only need to pay a compensation fee of around £500,000 for the talented forward after his Fulham contract expired at the end of last season.
Dembele’s former team mate at Fulham, Ross McCormack, yesterday told the Daily Mail: “If Celtic manage to sign Moussa, that will be a real coup for them.
“Wherever he ends up this summer, it will be at a good club.
“Moussa has a bit of everything — pace, strength, is a decent finisher.
“He won’t drift out and put in a cross. He’s a real goalscoring centre-forward.
“He’s a very good young player who’s had a fine season and scored a few goals.
“It’s hard to know where he will end up.”
With Dembele set to sign, Stefan Scepovic has left the club to sign for Getafe. The Serbian flop is the latest forward to leave the club this summer following the departures of Anthony Stokes, Carlton Cole and Colin Kazim-Richards.