Celtic manager Neil Lennon is hoping to resolve the potential Albian Ajeti transfer this week, The Glasgow Times reports.

As we discussed earlier, The Guardian believes that Ajeti is on his way to Scotland from West Ham United on loan, with the Hoops having the option to buy the Swiss international for £5m.

Speaking after today’s match against Hibernian, Lennon acknowledged the interest but stopped short of confirming a move was imminent.

As quoted by The Glasgow Times, he said: “I’m not aware of that [deal being completed]. I was talking to Nick [Hammond] and Peter [Lawwell] on Monday and hopefully we will have some sort of resolution this week.

“You can’t have enough good strikers in the building. Leigh has missed a lot of football over the last few years but at 29 he is still at his peak. He just has to maintain that now.”

With just days to go until the kick-off of the Scottish Premiership, it does seem that Celtic are ramping up the recruitment into Lennon’s squad and that bodes well with months to go until the transfer window shuts.

The club can make additions throughout August, September and into October.

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Recent history would suggest we’ll work on deals right up to that point.

Making a quality attacking addition now allows us to move on to other areas of the team with defence and goalkeeping particular areas of concern.

Celtic target Albian Ajeti in action for West Ham United

Celtic target Albian Ajeti in action for West Ham United / (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Goals win league titles and despite the presence of Odsonne Edouard having more quality in that area should be welcomed, especially by those who want to see a return of Lennon’s two-striker formation.

Signing forwards is often an unpredictable business but Ajeti’s record in Switzerland and his experience to date suggest that he could be a fantastic addition.

Here’s hoping the club can deliver.

In other news, Celtic fans were impressed by the performance of Karamoko Dembele against Hibernian today.

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