Ange Postecoglou kept his transfer cards close to his chest in the wake of Celtic’s win over Dundee United on Sunday, joking that chief executive Michael Nicholson isn’t answering his calls.

Celtic have already been busy during the January transfer window, adding Michael Johnston, Tomoki Iwata, Yuki Kobayashi and Hyeongyu Oh to the squad – all of whom have made their debuts.

The Bhoys boss has already stated that outgoings are more likely than incomings before the transfer deadline expires tomorrow night, but insisted on Friday that the club would stay ‘agile’ should the chance to do a deal arise.

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And when asked for a transfer update on Sunday, he told BBC Radio Scotland: “Michael (Nicholson) isn’t answering my calls so I am not sure. We will see how it goes. It’s about opportunity. We get two windows to make the changes we want. Most of our work is done before this window.”

After the match, Postecoglou made similar comments when discussing the future of Giorgos Giakoumakis, stating [Daily Record]: “It’s still sort of in the balance. There are only two days to go, and Michael Nicholson’s not taking my calls anymore, so I’m not really sure what’s going on in the background.

“I assume everything will be resolved in the next couple of days one way or another. As it stands right now nothing is definite in terms of his next move.”

The Celtic manager has already publicly praised figures like Michael Nicholson and Mark Lawwell for their hard work this month, so assuredly this was all in jest.

Knowing the way Postecoglou works and based on what he’s said in the past, it wouldn’t surprise me if more international discussions are now taking place on the summer transfer window than this one.

He’s delighted with the squad available to him right now, which is why he is so relaxed on this matter with the press.

In other news, “Amazing”; Hyeongyu Oh sends Instagram message to Celtic support after making debut.

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