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Progressing well- Celtic close in on defensive target

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Negotiations between and over Aurelio Buta are reported to be progressing well.

A gap of 1 million euros is reported but it seems that both clubs are looking to get business completed.

Voetbal Nieuws reports:

In the meantime, a player is about to leave Antwerp. After all, the negotiations with about a transfer from Aurelio Buta are progressing well. The Scots have made an offer of 2.5 million euros, but Antwerp wants 3.5 million.

Buta has a year left on the four year contract that he signed when he left Benfica. have a pressing urge to bring in a right-back while the Belgian side know that in January the defender will be free to sign a pre-contract deal elsewhere.

If a deal can be agreed it’ likely that Buta would require to spend 10 days in quarantine before he can get to Lennoxtown to join up with his new team-mates.

Saturday’ 6-2 destruction from West Ham was a reminder to of the scale of the rebuilding job that Ange Postecoglou faces, so far Carl Starfelt replacing has been the only surgery carried out on the defence.

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