Transfer window latest: Odsonne Edouard, Jamie Walker, John McGinn
Rodgers will see another £30 million deposited into the Parkhead coffers in the coming weeks after leading the club back into the Champions League group stage.
A centre-back is high on the Northern Irishman’s wish-list following the collapse of their move for Ajax Cape Town’s Rivaldo Coetzee, but any hopes he had of bringing Jason Denayer back to Celtic on loan have faded.
The Manchester City defender flourished at Parkhead in 2014-15 but was understood to be heading to Istanbul last night to join Galatasaray on a season-long loan.
Jonny Hayes will be staying put after Celtic’s summer signing from Aberdeen quashed suggestions he could be set for a quick-fire departure to Cardiff on loan.
Meanwhile, Rangers are understood to be preparing a late bid for Hearts playmaker Jamie Walker. The Ibrox club had three bids for the Tynecastle attacker booted out back in June.
Manager Pedro Caixinha remains keen on the 24-year-old but Hearts want £1m for the player who is out of contract at the end of the season. Rangers remain confident they will be able to secure Walker on a pre-contract come January.
New Hearts manager Craig Levein is looking for a couple of late additions, with Genoa striker Manuel Milinkovic one possible name.
Jordan McGhee – who has been linked with Falkirk – could be heading for the exit, as could goalkeeper Viktor Noring after dropping behind rivals Jack Hamilton and Jon McLaughlin.
Across Edinburgh, Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon is rumoured to be interested in Forest Green striker Keanu Marsh-Brown but his more pressing concern is staving off Nottingham Forest’s interest in Scotland midfielder John McGinn. The English Championship side submitted a second bid for McGinn yesterday but it is understood to have still fallen well short of Hibs’ valuation.