Celtic and AC Milan will have to decide in further discussions whether Diego Laxalt will be permitted to play in all of the Hoops' Europa League games this season.

The Scottish Champions drew the Serie A giants in Group H of this season's competition and welcome them to Parkhead on match day one of the tournament.

But with left-back Laxalt poised to join Celts on loan, it is not yet known whether his parent club will allow him to play against them in the group stages. It would, perhaps, be unlikely. However Celtic have previous in a similar situation.

Patrick Roberts spent time on loan from Manchester City in Glasgow and was eligible to play against the Premier League outfit in both legs of their Champions League group stage matches. The Englishman even scored in the second tie in Manchester in a 1-1 draw after the pair had played out a 3-3 draw a few weeks previously, in a game where Roberts also featured.

It is understood that Laxalt is undergoing a medical in London ahead of his move, but talks will likely be ongoing between club chiefs beyond the closure of the window this evening.