ANGE POSTECOGLOU has revealed there could be “a couple of outgoings” before Thursday’s midnight transfer deadline.

The Celtic manager has been busy in his third window with eight players brought in – including Flipe Jota, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Daizen Maeda on permanent contracts – while Christopher Jullien has been sold to Montpellier and blundering Boli Bolingoli offloaded to Mechelen.

Eight players have moved on loan including Vasilis Barkas (FC Utrecht), Liam Scales (Aberdeen), Adam Montgomery (St Johnstone) and Osaze Urhoghide (KV Oostende).

HEADING OUT? Ange Postecoglou and Mikey Johnston prepare for a training scheule at Lennoxtown.

Twenty-year-old winger Owen Moffat could be on his way to Championship side Blackpool in either a temporary or permanent arrangement within the next 24 hours.

Mikey Johnston, Albian Ajeti, Liam Shaw and Scott Robertson are likely to be at the head of the exit queue with Postecoglou looking for some of his fringe players to get game time.

The Hoops gaffer did not rule out the possibility of another player arriving at the champions as the clock ticks down on this window.

Postecoglou, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “I’d be very surprised if anyone wants to leave this place at the moment. We’ll see how the next few days go.

“There’s the possibility of a couple of outgoings.

“And that could give us the opportunity to bring another one in. But there’s nothing fixed. If the right opportunity came along, we might add one more.

“If we don’t – I’m happy with the business we’ve done. It was great to get Sead Haksabanovic finally done. I’m pleased to get a player who will fit in well with us.

“He’s only 23, but already has great experience with clubs and at international level. He’ll be a great asset for us.”

HOLD ON…new Bhoy Sead Haksabanovic will have to wait for his Celtic debut.

However, there will be no sign of the versatile frontman against Dundee United at tanadice in today’s High Noon showdown at Tannadice.

Haksabanovic has not played since the end of last season when he was on loan at Djurgardens after leaving Rubin Kazan at the turn of the year following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

He has been training with the Swedish club, but Postecoglou acknowledges he will be nowhere near the required level of match fitness.

The 28 times-capped Montenegro international will watch his new team in action for the first time from the Taysidee stand alongside Yosuke Ideguchi who returned to training during the week following his training ground accident.

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