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BOSS ADMITS NEW SIGNING HOPE

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NEIL LENNON has revealed he is hopeful of at least one new signing before Saturday’s Premiership opener against St Johnstone at Parkhead.

The Celtic boss is in Tallinn with his players for tonight’s Champions League second round return leg against Nomme Kaluj with the Hoops leading 5-0 from last week’s first game in Glasgow.

However, he is still working on his squad rebuild and is looking of at least one addition to add to the quartet he has already brought to Parkhead in this transfer window – Christopher Jullien, Boli Bolingoli, Hatem Abd Elhamed and Luca Connell for a total out lay of around £12million.

Lennon, speaking to the Evening Times, said: “We will discuss that when we get back on Wednesday, It would be great if we could.

“And we will try and get one or two in before the next tie if we qualify, which we should do, for next week.”

The Hoops gaffer has already rejected reports Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who has had loans spells at Aberdeen and Kilmarnock in the past, was on his radar.

Instead, he is concentrating on further strengthening the right-back position, despite the arrival of Israeli international Elhamed to help bolster the numbers with the departures at the end of the season of Swedish stalwart Mikael Lustig, Cristian Gamboa and Jeremy Toljan.

He added: “We’re no further down the line with that one. That has stalled, so we may have to look elsewhere.”

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