Derby winger Kris Commons is hopeful of completing a move to Celtic after undergoing a medical at Parkhead.
The Scottish Premier League club agreed a reported £300,000 fee for Commons with the Rams on Thursday after Old Firm rivals Rangers ended their interest in the attacker.
Scotland international Commons completed a medical at the club on Thursday evening, and when asked if the deal was close to being concluded, the 27-year-old told Sky Sports News: "Fingers crossed."
Commons is out of contract at Pride Park at the end of the season and Rangers boss Walter Smith revealed earlier in the week that he had enquired about him.
But Gers have since admitted defeat in their bid to match the wage demands of Commons before seeing the Bhoys swoop for the winger.
Smith has shrugged off the disappointment of losing out on Commons, and dismissed claims that the blow of missing out on the Scot was all the more frustrating because he seems destined to sign for Celtic.
"It's just the fact we were in to try to get the player and we have not got him - that's the main thing," said Smith.
"Where he goes after that is really immaterial. He's not coming to Rangers and that's what we would have liked to happen."
The Ibrox manager is still looking for loan additions before Monday night's transfer deadline, but says no deals are in the offing.
He added: "We're still having a look at trying to get someone. So far we have not had anything that we feel will enhance us.
"We may still have the ability to bring in a player or two but there's nothing in the pipeline so far."