Celtic are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Rapid Vienna left-back Boli Mbombo.

According to the Daily Mail, the Hoops, who look set to land central defender Christopher Jullien in the coming days, are also close to signing the highly-rated left-back.

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The youngster is also attracting interest from Burnley, Napoli and Sampdoria, however, it appears that a move to Celtic Park is looking extremely likely.

Mbombo, who is cousins with Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku, is valued at £3 million and could be viewed as a perfect replacement for Kieran Tierney.

Boss Neil Lennon confirmed on Wednesday that the Gunners are in talks with Celtic over a possible summer transfer for the 22-year-old.

The Hoops value Tierney at £25m, however, the Premier League giants have only made an offer in the region of £15m.

If Tierney does make the move to the Emirates ahead of the new campaign, the Belgian would more than likely be the first-choice left-back under Lennon next season.


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