CELTIC have made a verbal agreement with Lanus over the transfer of Alexander Bernabei, according to a report. 

The Hoops are believed to be close to sealing a deal for the left-back. 

Ange Postecoglou is said to want the 21-year-old to be Greg Taylor's competition at first team level. 

Lanus are reported to be holding out for around £4million for one of their top talents. 

Now, according to South American sports journalist, Cesar Luis Merlo, the transfer does not look far away from completion. 

He took to Twitter to update his followers: "There is a verbal agreement for Alexander Bernabei to go to Celtic in Scotland. 

"Lanus are exchanging documentation for an operation that is carried out for 90 per cent of the economic rights."

We told you the other day how Bernabei was sent off in what could've been his final appearance for Lanus.