CELTIC are already making moves to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window, boss Ange Postecoglou has revealed.

The Hoops gaffer is determined the club will not be left with a late scramble for players at the month comes to a close.

Postecoglou was left with a massive rebuild when he arrived as Neil Lennon’s long-term successor in June and a dozen recruits were brought into the club with the likes of Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer, Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham heading for the exit.

The Greek-Australian hardly had time to settle into a new club in a new country as he put together a collection of performers he hoped he could gel into a title-challenging outfit.

Central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers signed only minutes from the end of the deadline when he agreed a season-long loan deal from Spurs just before midnight.

LATE ARRIVAL…Cameron Carter-Vickers signed for Celtic just before midnight on deadline day.

Postecoglou is determined that will not be the case this time around as he intends to add to names such as Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada, Filipe Jota and Joe Hart who have hit the ground running since their arrival in Glasgow.

Japanese stars Daizen Maeda and Reo Hatate have already been linked with the Hoops and the manager admitted he is primed and ready to go in the second phase of his recruitment drive at the turn of the year.

He told the Daily Record: “We want to make sure we are well organised long before then, so we are going to identify targets and we will be talking to quite a few.

“But we are not negotiating or close to signing anyone at the moment.

“There will be plenty of people putting their name forward because I think this is an attractive destination at the moment. There will be plenty of names.

“We are working towards then and we know what we need. We are just focused on being organised in January.”

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