Celtic are frantically trying to add quality to the first-team as the transfer window continues to tick down.

We now have less than three days to go until the Friday midnight deadline and Celtic still have plenty of business to complete.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has already made it clear that quality is needed yet nothing has been concluded yet this week.

There have at least been some links to get our teeth into. While talk of centre-backs, left-backs and central-midfielders was always likely, the club being in for a forward has been a welcome late narrative.

Mathias Kvistgaarden has been the main one in recent days. Just yesterday we told you how the club had seen a £4m bid rejected by Brondby for the 21-year-old. Since then it was reported that we had ended our interest in the forward (Scottish Sun). Things move fast.

No sooner had Kvistgaarden’s name been ruled out than Sydney van Hooijdonk was thrust in to the limelight. The 23-year-old Bologna man, son of ex-Hoops hero Pierre, was said to be “on the club’s radar.” (Anthony Joseph)

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In an earlier tweet, Joseph had stated that a striker wasn’t a “position of priority” for the club. Yet, it is clearly something ther are keen on if a bid was submitted for Kvistgaarden.

Kyogo Furuhashi is undoubtedly our talisman and no new signing would come in and take his place immediately. However, there are questions about who would stand in if he suffered a long-term injury like in his first season in Scotland.

Hyeongyu Oh looks to have real potential but it’s still too early to know for sure if he has what it takes to lead Celtic every week. He’s injured at present anyway.

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Daizen Maeda is another option but he hasn’t been seen up top since our early pre-season matches when both Kyogo and Oh were struggling for fitness.

We also can’t forget that all three could be heading to Qatar in January for the delayed 2023 Asian Cup. With that in mind, another forward signing seems a priority between now and Friday night.

Forget Luis Palma playing up front and bring someone else in Celtic.

In other news, talk of imminent Celtic signing Luis Palma featuring at Ibrox is gathering momentum

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