By Ronnie Charters
Celtic are close to completing the signing of West Ham striker Albian Ajeti on a season-long loan.
The 23-year-old is set to travel to Scotland to undergo a medical and put the finishing touches to his move.
STV understands the deal would also involve an option to buy the Swiss international at the end of the season.
Ajeti moved to West Ham from Basel in 2019 after scoring 29 goals in 58 matches for the Swiss side.
He made nine appearances for David Moyes’ side last season but failed to find the net.
Ajeti is set to be joined by Greek goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas from AEK Athens, who is close to completing his move to Parkhead on a four-year-deal.
Neil Lennon made a goalkeeper a top priority after Craig Gordon and Fraser Forster left the club at the end of the season.
Barkas is also due to travel to Glasgow for a medical after both clubs agreed a deal earlier this week.
Ajeti and Barkas would become Celtic’s second and third signings of the summer after Mohamed Elyounoussi rejoined the club on a season-long loan from Southampton.