NEIL LENNON is ready to go to the wire in order to land the last pieces of his Celtic jigsaw, but insists that he won’t have to sell any players, even if his team crash out of the Europa League tonight.

Lennon and his side travelled to Sarajevo yesterday as they look to overcome the final hurdle between them and the group stages of the Europa League, but the Celtic manager is also working hard behind the scenes to bring at least one more player into his squad.

And he expects that there may be twists and turns to come before the prolonged summer transfer window finally closes at midnight on Monday.

“It will go to the wire I’d imagine,” Lennon said. “We’ll probably see a lot of movement over the weekend.

“I wouldn’t have thought [we would have to sell]. We want to keep the squad and we’ve been pretty strong on that.

“We don’t want anyone to leave. If that means we have to dig our heels in, then so be it. But I think we’re quite strong on that.

“I’ve had no indication that I’ll have to sell a player [even if we go out of the Europa League].

“At the moment there’s no one going out. Maybe some of the younger players might need the experience.

“Jonathan Afolabi has done on loan to Dundee and I think that’s a good move for him. He’s signed a new deal as well so that gives him a bit of security and he can go and have a good time up there under James McPake with Gordon Strachan helping out in the background.

“It will be brilliant for his development.”

Meanwhile, Lennon provided a fitness update ahead of tonight’s game, with mixed news on recent absentees Christopher Jullien, James Forrest and Albian Ajeti.

“Jullien is back so he’ll be in the squad and will travel,” he said.

“Jamesy and Ajeti will stay behind. Ajeti we are hoping will be fit for Rangers. Jamesy we’re probably looking at a bit longer. I haven’t got an exact time frame on the injury but it’s bone bruising on the ankle and it’s very sore at the minute.

“We’re just waiting on confirmation from the specialist on that.”