HIBERNIAN head coach Neil Lennon admits he is keen to land Scott Allan this month, and has revealed he expects Genoa midfielder Stephane Omeonga to complete his move today.

The Leith outfit announced on Thursday that Celtic playmaker Allan had agreed a pre-contract to return to the Easter Road outfit for a third spell this summer.

However, with the 27-year-old having failed to make a single first-team outing under Brendan Rodgers this term, Lennon hopes a deal can be struck between the clubs that would allow Allan to join Hibs during the January transfer window.

Lennon said: “I’m thrilled and it’s a real coup for us, a player that the fans love and he had such a big impact here last year and in his previous term under [Alan] Stubbsy as well.

“We’re hoping something can get done before the window shuts, if not we look forward to welcoming him in the summer.

"He’ll be itching to get playing on a regular basis. It’s no disgrace not to play regularly at Celtic with the competition and quality that’s there.

“He’s still a very good player at this level, he’s exciting to watch at times and imaginative. He sees things quicker than others and executes them pretty well.

“He’s the type of player we’ve missed in the first half of the season.”

After also landing Ryan Gauld on loan from Sporting Libson, Omeonga is set to sign on a deal from Italy today.

The 22-year-old Belgian has made four appearances for the Serie A outfit this term.

Lennon said: “He is due in on Saturday. We like the look of him, good energy, good pace, dynamic, young, played at a really good level.

“Another who has good stamina and enthusiasm for the game and tactically he is decent. He’s an Under-21 international for Belgium. The thing he doesn’t have at the moment is goals so maybe that’s an aspect we can add, but we like his all round game.”