Celtic in talks with Rapid Vienna's Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo
Last Updated: 04/07/19 10:13am
Rapid Vienna full-back Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo has arrived in Glasgow for talks over a potential switch to Celtic.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon is hoping to seal a deal for the left-back in time for the Champions League qualifying first round game against FK Sarajevo on July 9.
Lennon revealed following the Hoops' 0-0 draw with St Gallen on Tuesday that a deal, believed to be in the region of £3m, was close for the 24-year-old Belgian, who could be set to replace Kieran Tierney at Parkhead.
The Celtic boss said: "We are not too far away and [Bolingoli-Mbombo] will be another good addition to the squad.
"He gives us competition at left-back, he's strong, athletic and good on the ball."
Earlier on Tuesday, Rapid announced they had granted Bolingoli-Mbombo permission to leave the club's pre-season training camp in Bad Zell to discuss a move to the Scottish champions.
Sky Sports News understands Celtic rejected a £15m bid from Arsenal for Scotland left-back Tierney, who has also attracted interest from Italian side Napoli.
Tierney is working his way back to full fitness after double hernia surgery last month, and Lennon says although the club do not want to sell the 22-year-old they are looking at possible replacements.
Celtic have already signed Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien on a four-year deal, and 18-year-old midfielder Luca Connell from Bolton Wanderers.
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