Celtic last night moved closer to sealing a deal for Australian winger Daniel Arzani after the 19-year-old checked into the UK.

The teenager is expected to complete a switch from Melbourne City to parent club Manchester City before then embarking on a long-term loan deal with Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Arzani is expected to complete the paperwork over the deal over the weekend and could be paraded at Celtic at some point in the coming week. It's believed that the Parkhead side will have the first option to buy the Australian should he impress in what is anticipated to be a two-season long stint at the club.

The winger was the youngest player at this summer’s FIFA World Cup when he played alongside Celtic’s Tom Rogic in the group stages of the competition before the Socceroos were eliminated.

And Parkhead manager Brendan Rodgers believes there will be further new arrivals to come before the closure of the transfer window at the end of the month.

“Essentially I am working with the players we have,” said Rodgers. “They are outstanding talents and they have been great for me over the last couple of years but there is no doubt that we need to strengthen and that is something the club are very much aware of.

“It is important for the supporters but it is also very important for the players. They need that help with so many games in the season but we are confident we’ll get some good work done.”

Celtic have been in contact with Hibs over the last month with regards to John McGinn, with the Easter Road side rejecting three bids from the Parkhead side.

Brighton were yesterday speculated to have been in talks with Hibs about the availability of the player although with the Premier League side well covered in the central areas it would seem unlikely that a move would come for the Scotland internationalist. Certainly, Celtic are the only team to have tabled a bid for the Scotland internationalist.

“It is something between the clubs,” said Rodgers. “It is something that they will hopefully look to conclude but at this minute John is a Hibs player and doing very well for them.”

McGinn’s situation is not the only one that will be clearer next week. The English transfer window closes on August 9th, something that for this year only could work to Celtic’s advantage.

“My own feeling is that it hamstrings the clubs in the [English] Premier League, especially this year in a World Cup year, where it has come upon the teams and the managers very quickly,” said Rodgers. “I suppose once the window does close then the teams and the clubs will settle down and they will know where their squad is at and it will then allow them to let other players go out.

“That then gives us a bit of time to maybe utilise that. I would think that probably the last year it will be like this. There will more uniformity over the coming years because there is no doubt the Premier League clubs are at a disadvantage.”

Celtic, meanwhile, announced a lucrative continuation of their shirt sponsorship deal with Dafabet yesterday. The club have signed a five-year extension to their current contract with the online betting company which will see their deal continue until 2025.

It is the biggest shirt sponsorship contract in the history of Scottish football and Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell was delighted to continue the relationship.

“We are absolutely delighted to secure such a lucrative, long-term arrangement with Dafabet, a fantastic partner with whom we have already enjoyed such a great relationship,” he said.

“Celtic is currently in a terrific position on and off the field, achieving regular football success and with an infrastructure of strength and stability.

“Celtic continues to be one of the world’s great football clubs and through these strong fundamentals we continue to be able to attract and deliver such quality partnerships.

“This announcement represents further great news for the club and our supporters ensuring another positive, high value and high calibre partnership for the future.

“We thank Dafabet for their continued commitment to Celtic Football Club.

“Agreements such as the one we announce today allow us to look forward with confidence as we strive to ensure Celtic maintains its position as the biggest and best in Scottish football.”