Celtic have seemingly been handed a major boost in their attempts to sign Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers.

According to Danish outlet Ekstrabladet, cited by HITC, the Bees are close to signing Celta Vigo midfielder Mathias Jensen in a deal worth £3.6 million.

Brentford have already brought in a midfielder in Christian Norgaard, so the imminent piece of business by the Championship looks likely to result in Sawyers making the move to Celtic Park.

The Hoops have been heavily tipped to sign the powerful midfielder ahead of the new season and are thought to be willing to pay £2.5 million for the 27-year-old.

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Neil Lennon has already brought in midfielder Luca Connell from Bolton Wanderers and Sawyers could turn out to be the Northen Irishman’s fourth summer signing.

The box-to-box midfielder was a key member of the Brentford side last season, making 46 appearances in all competitions, and if the Bees complete the signing of Jensen, Sawyers could well complete a move north in the coming weeks.

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