Celtic “want at least 2 more” players brought in even if Paulo Bernardo signs from Benfica on deadline day, according to The Scottish Sun.
The Portuguese Under 21 international has flown in to Glasgow for talks ahead of a season-long loan.
It is believed that the Hoops will have an option to buy Bernardo at the end of the season, with the fee similar to the £6.5m that was previously agreed for Jota.
The 21-year-old could be the third signing in as many days, with the Scottish champions having already confirmed the additions of Luis Palma from Aris Thessaloniki for £3.5m and Nat Phillips from Liverpool on loan.
The Scottish Sun don’t mention who the next two potential signings could be, but we can take a guess on what positions Celtic are targeting.
There are 3 possible areas that Celtic will look to strengthen
In his post on X last week, Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph claimed that the Hoops still wanted a goalkeeper, a left-back and a forward, as well as a left winger.
Palma covers one of those four areas and, if The Sun are to be believed, only two further additions will be made so it can be assumed that reinforcements won’t be brought in for all three remaining positions.
Who will be the final two transfer targets?
Considering that the Hoops have been locked in talks with Brondby for Mathias Kvistgaarden, it would stand to reason that the Dane is one of the players that the club are still looking to sign. There have, though, been conflicting reports on whether the striker’s sale will be sanctioned before the transfer window closes.
Queens Park’s Callan McKenna has been linked with a move to Celtic Park in recent days, but you would think that, if they do recruit a new goalkeeper, they will go with a much more experienced player who can compete for the no.1 jersey alongside Joe Hart.