Celtic’s Stefan Scepovic bid accepted


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Scottish champions Celtic have made a breakthrough in their transfer dealings after Sporting Gijon accepted an undisclosed offer for Serbia striker Stefan Scepovic.

Manager Ronny Deila was desperate to bring in some attacking reinforcements to his side after a shaky start both on the domestic and European scene.

Celtic’s recent defeat to Inverness has left the reigning champions in fifth position in the league, with six points from their first three games.

The Scottish side have also been very inconsistent on the European stage and if it were not for a reprieve due to Legia Warsaw fielding an ineligible player in their Champions League qualifying match, they would have already dropped into the Europa League.

The signing of Scepovic could provide the team with a much-needed boost and, according to reports, the club are trying to negotiate personal terms with the striker.

The 24-year-old signed a three-year contract with the Spanish second-tier side in July 2013 and managed to score 22 goals last season.

Celtic are also still trying to complete a loan deal for Ghana winger Wakaso Mubarak after problems with a work permit have put a halt on proceedings.

The Hoops are in action on Tuesday night against Maribor as they look to make it through to the main draw of the Champions League, the Scots drew 1-1 in the first leg and they are favourites with home advantage at a price of 1.52 to pick up the victory.

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