Celtic appear to be edging towards their first January signing in long-term target Ben Davies – and, as to be expected, the latest incoming update has had many Hoops fans talking on social media.

Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph claimed that the Hoops were closing in on a pre-contract agreement for the 25-year-old on Tuesday afternoon.

Joseph then provided a subsequent update yesterday evening, revealing that Celtic are looking to get an immediate deal over the line in the coming days, with Preston wanting between £2m and £2.5m for the centre-back.

Fellow English second-tier club Bournemouth are also interested in Davies, who has made more than 100 Championship appearances during his Deepdale stint.

He has made 18 league appearances this season, but it seems as if he could be spending the second half of the current campaign in Glasgow.


Here is what these Celtic fans had to say in reply to Joseph’s post on Tuesday. The majority of Hoops supporters were delighted – one exclaimed that Parkhead chief Peter Lawwell was “playing Football Manager” –  although others weren’t so sure about the update.