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Blaise Bourgeois

Brendan Rodgers rules out any major signings in the January window


There won't be a household name coming to Parkhead

Celtic have been busy bolstering their attack in the January window, signing 21-year-old free-scoring striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo from Slovakian side Dunajska Streda, while PSG’s Timothy Weah and West Brom’s Oliver Burke have arrived on loan.

Celtic are also set to sign American defender Andrew Gutman, who recently won the MAC Hermann Award for being the best college footballer in the United States.

Speaking to the media on Friday in Dubai, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers ruled out the possibility that his side would make any marquee signings.

“I don’t think that’s how Celtic works,” admitted Rodgers.

“The model of the club is value and maximising that value and talent and development and seeing it grow at the club.

‘The young players that have come in fit that model.

“My job was to develop that, increase that talent within and hopefully, they can come in and do a great job for Celtic, Whether they are loan signings or a permanent signing.”

There had been rumours floating around that Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama could return to Celtic.

Both Bayo and Gutman are expected in Glasgow to finalise their deals when the Scottish champions return from a week of training in Dubai.