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Ewan Paton

Paulo Bernardo 'poised' for Celtic transfer with star due to land in Glasgow

Celtic transfer target Paulo Bernardo is set to arrive in Glasgow today, according to a report.

The Benfica winger is poised to become Brendan Rodgers' latest summer signing.

The Scottish Sun reports the 21-year-old is due in Scotland today to finalise talks with the Parkhead club.

They state that Bernando will join on an initial loan deal, with the Hoops obtaining the option to buy the player at the end of the season, similar to the previous arrangement with the Portuguese giants for Jota.

Should all of the relevant paperwork go through on time ahead of Friday's deadline, then the midfielder could even feature against Rangers this Sunday.

Luis Palma was officially unveiled as a Hoops player yesterday. Bernardo is set to join him, along with Nat Phillips as the champions bolster their ranks.

Bernardo's Benfica contract runs until 2027, so Celtic will be expected to pay a significant fee for him next summer should they decide to do so.

He's capable of playing in midfield or slightly further up the park in the number 10 role.

Meanwhile, ex-Celtic star Jota has told Al-Ittihad he's going nowhere this summer.

Over the past few weeks, it has emerged that the Saudi Pro League side is looking to offload the Portuguese winger.

It comes just two months after the shelled out £25m for the 24-year-old.

His standout form for Celtic earned him the life-changing money move to the Middle East. 

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