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Neil Lennon’s transfer update

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Neil Lennon has explained how Celtic are preparing for the January transfer window.

Reports from Slovakia have strongly linked Celtic with a move for Slovan Bratislava striker Andraz Sporar with similar reports from Brazil where Cruzeiro defender Fabricio Bruno appears to be forcing through a transfer.

Celtic generally manage to keep transfer business quiet but with each passing window that policy becomes harder and harder to carry out.

We know what areas we can improve on, again we are working away on the background on that. We have a Recruitment Team, Nick (Hammond) is head of that and they are taking all that pressure away from me then I will have packages to look at in-between games to push the button on.

After Sunday’s Glasgow derby Lennon will enjoy a brief break before taking his squad to Dubai to prepare for the second half of the season.

Last season Oli Burke joined his new team-mates in Dubai while the deals for Timo Weah and Vakoun Bayo were tied up before returning home to a Scottish Cup tie against Airdrie.

In an ideal world Lennon will have a new striker and central defender with his squad for warm weather training but as the arrival of Jeremy Toljan proved it can take up until the last minute to finalise deals during the 31 day window.

Lennon confirmed that talks have been held with Slovan about Sporar.

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