Celtic have less than two days to complete further transfer business.

The summer window will slam shut on Friday at midnight and it seems very much like we can expect significant late business to be done.

The club announced the signing of Honduran winger Luis Palma from Greek side Aris Thessaloniki on Wednesday evening. (Celtic)

And he is likely to be joined by three more new signings before the deadline, according to the Daily Mail‘s Stephen McGowan.

In a typically insightful report, trusted source McGowan has spelled out the club’s late transfer intentions.

As reported by a number of outlets, he says that Liverpool central-defender Nat Phillips will join Celtic on a one-year loan deal. The 26-year-old is already in Glasgow to wrap up the move.

Liverpool Training Session
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He will provide cover while Cameron Carter-Vickers, Maik Nawrocki and Stephen Welsh are out injured. While many parts of our summer business can rightfully be called in to question, the dire centre-back situation has simply been a case of bad luck.

Moving forward and McGowan says that Celtic are “set to add” midfielder Paulo Bernardo from Benfica. As we covered yesterday, that one appears to be a loan deal with an option to buy, similar to our original move for Jota from the Lisbon club two years ago.

Finally, McGowan reports that a left-back will be coming in to the club. Again, the “set to add” phrase is used suggesting that a deal is likely.

New Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers Press Conference
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At present we have no left-back names to bring to you. However, you can expect that to be a matter of time.

Our lack of meaningful early business this summer and some rough injury luck has left us chasing our tail badly in the final week of the window.

Regardless, there is at least some excitement at the prospect of Palma, Phillips, Bernardo and a left-back coming in to give us a much-needed boost ahead of Ibrox.

In other news, the full-list of UEFA Champions League group stage sides has now been confirmed

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