Celtic are thought to be weighing up summer moves for Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet and Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey, according to The Scottish Sun.
The Lowdown: Howe closing in on Celtic switch
It seems as if Eddie Howe is set to become the next permanent Celtic manager.
Reports have claimed that the 43-year-old has agreed to replace Neil Lennon at Parkhead and will be the man in charge for the 2021/22 season.
He is thought to be putting together his Celtic Park backroom staff, with some members of his team expected to come from Bournemouth, his previous employers.
It now looks as if the Hoops are already throwing possible signings in Howe’s direction ahead of a potential summer rebuild.
Is Howe the right man for the Celtic job?
No, could've done better
The Latest: Howe presented with idea of pursuing Nisbet and Hickey
The Scottish Sun understand that Howe has been presented with the idea of Celtic going after Nisbet and Hickey.
The report claims that Nisbet is rated at £3m, whereas a deal for Hickey could cost over £4m.
The Verdict: Possible Edouard and Laxalt replacements?
In our opinion, the two reported targets could come in as replacements for Edouard and Diego Laxalt.
The French forward has his heart set on a Parkhead exit, regardless of who comes in as manager, with reports suggesting Leicester City are confident the King Power will be his next destination.
The South American hasn’t exactly been a revelation at the Hoops, failing to cement his place in the side at the expense of Greg Taylor.
Bringing in Hickey, 18, who already has Scottish Premiership experience, could also be a smart move, but it seems as if he’ll be the more expensive of the two potential additions.
In other news: Celtic keen on versatile English ace, find out who it is here.
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