Celtic FC boss Neil Lennon has his eye on two fresh faces as he looks to strengthen his squad for next season.
The Northern Irishman is bracing himself for some big name departures from Parkhead with the likes of Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper possibly leaving the club.
The latest on transfers for the Hoops is that they are possibly interested in bringing 23-year-old midfielder James Dunne to Celtic. Dunne plays for Stevenage, and rumours have it that Celtic scouts have watched the midfielder on more than one occasion this season already. The best thing about Dunne is of course, playing for Stevenage, he would come relatively cheap and Lennon wouldn’t even have to break into the money raised if Wanyama leaves the club. Dunne has been Stevange’s best player by far this season, and if he can live up to his billing he would be a decent signing on the cheap.
The other player on Neil Lennon’s wish list is Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle. Lennon has admitted that he failed to bring the Wolves striker to Scotland in January.
“I’m a big admirer of Kevin obviously – I tried to take him in January,” Lennon told the Daily Record. “I think he’s a quality player. He is that all-round type of centre-forward that I really like.”
With the very real prospect of losing Gary Hooper to the Premier League, Lennon knows he need reinforcements, and although Doyle isn’t the natural goalscorer that Hooper is, he is still a very talented striker.
Lennon has confirmed that they will be holding on to striker Anthony Stokes, as he has agreed to stay beyond next season.
Celtic are looking to finish the season on a high, and not lose their remaining fixtures and close out the season in style.