West Ham striker Albian Ajeti is close to signing for Celtic.

Sky Sports says Hoops boss Neil Lennon held further talks with the player’s agent last night. The move was in doubt after the 23-year-old asked for more time to consider his options, while on holiday in Sardinia.

But the intervention by Lennon has convinced Ajeti to choose Celtic, after a host of Premier League and European clubs were interested in the Swiss international.

If talks continue to progress, the deal could be completed by early next week, and it is believed it includes an option to buy at the end of the loan, for a fee of around £5m.