ANGE POSTECOGLOU admits he is hopeful of adding “one or two” recruits before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

The Celtic boss has already secured Filipe Jota, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Daizen Maeda on permanent deals after their impressive loan periods plus he spent £3.75million on Argentinian left-back Alexandro Bernabei and brought in Swiss keeper Benji Siegrist and Australian World Cup midfielder Aaron Mooy on free transfers.

He also arranged a season-long loan deal for German central defender Moritz Jenz from French outfit Lorient.

Postecoglou insists the club are not currently in negotiations with any possible arrivals, but admits they would move if the right player becomes available.

The Hoops gaffer said: “Whilst the window’s open, we’ve done most of our business.

“The stuff we needed to do, we’ve done, but we’ll stay active. There’s still the possibility of some guys moving out and we’re still keen to bring maybe one or two in, but it has to be the right ones.

“At the moment, we’re not in talks or negotiations with any players linked to us anyway. It’s not coming from us, but we’ll stay active for the next couple of weeks and see how things go.

“The players we’ve brought in have made our squad stronger, so it’s about the right ones now. If they’re available, then we’ll move for them.”

As he prepares for tomorrow’s midday kick-off against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, Postecoglou will once again be denied the midfield services of Reo Hatate who was forced off midway through the second-half in the opening game of the season against Aberdeen at Parkhead.

The Japanese star received a couple of knocks in the champions’ 2-0 win and was missing last weekend in the 3-1 victory over Ross County in Dingwall.

The Hoops boss has decided against taking risks on the Ayrshire’s club’s artificial surface and Hatate will once again sit out this encounter with the newly-promoted outfit.

Postecoglou, speaking to Sky Sports, added: “It’s not going to be an easy trip for us.

“Every week has a different kind of challenge, but also an opportunity for us to overcome those things.

“The first two weeks of the season have been solid for us in terms of performances and two good results. We just need to continue with that.”

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