Neil Lennon has confirmed his interest in Stoke's Abdoulaye Faye, but doubts whether he will be joining Celtic.
The Bhoys boss is keen to bolster his defensive options with Thomas Rogne, Daniel Majstorovic and Glen Loovens all on the sidelines.
Stoke's Senegal international is on Celtic's radar and Lennon says he is a player the club would like to bring to Parkhead.
However, Lennon is questioning whether Faye is in Glasgow to finalise a move so does not expect him to sign.
Irons in the fire
"I don't think he is in Glasgow," Lennon said on Faye.
"He is a name that we have been linked with along with a lot of other names.
"He is one that does interest us but I have nothing to say on it.
"We are looking to add to the strikers' roster as well but it is difficult and it is very late in the month.
"We are still working on a few things but there is nothing definitive yet.
"We are hoping we will have something over the next few hours but there is nothing guaranteed."