CELTIC are close to agreeing a deal to sign former Scotland international Steven Fletcher, according to reports.

The Daily Record report that the 33-year-old is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Parkhead side after he left Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

Neil Lennon has already spoken of his admiration for the striker, saying: "He is a good player. I am not going to confirm or deny that, I don’t want to talk about individuals.

“We have been linked with a lot of strikers, midfield players, centre halves. There are one or two areas we want to add to because we have let a few players go. We let seven or eight go and we have only added (Vasilis) Barkas to the squad so I think it’s important we bring some quality in, in the areas we are looking for.

“I think it’s the most important position on the pitch. We have had a few injuries and a few absentees in that department so if there is a quality one available and we think it’s the right thing to do, we will pursue it.

“We will take a view on the squad later on down the line.”