Glasgow Celtic are working hard on a deal to sign highly rated Borussia Dortmund right-back Jeremy Toljan on loan before Thursday’s transfer deadline but face a race against time to find an agreement with the Bundesliga side and player, according to the Daily Record.

The Hoops have been busy in the market over the last month, adding a number of new players to Brendan Rodgers’ squad as the Parkhead outfit look to maintain their dominance over the Scottish game.

Celtic’s defence has not looked as watertight this term as in recent years and right-back is clearly an area that the Bhoys could use an extra body in.

Mikael Lustig is a stalwart of the Glasgow club but the Sweden international’s performances this season have not been as impressive as over recent campaigns, while Anthony Ralston has been restricted to a handful of games in 2018-19 due to persistent injury issues.

Celtic’s hopes of landing Toljan hang in the balance and Rodgers would not go into specific over the potential for more arrivals at Parkhead.

The 24-year-old full-back earned himself a move to Dortmund after stellar performances in the Bundesliga for Augsburg, but the defender has not been a first-choice for the German top-flight leaders this term.

Celtic could offer Toljan a chance to get his career back on track with regular first-team football, while the German wideman would offer the Bhoys energy and a steadfast defensive approach if he joins before the deadline passes.

The Bhoys were inconsistent at the start of the season but despite a defeat to arch rivals Rangers at the end of 2018, the champions are in the driving seat to retain their title this term.


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