By Wayne Veysey

17th Jun, 2019 | 7:00am

Exclusive: Bayern Munich in pole position to sign Celtic rising star

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Bayern Munich are closing in on the signing of highly-rated Celtic youngster Liam Morrison, Football Insider understands.

The Scottish champions have been trying to tie down the defender, 16, to a professional deal, but he could now be headed for a glamorous move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

A source with knowledge of Morrison’s situation has told Football Insider that Bundesliga giants Bayern are in pole position to sign Morrison this summer.

They have moved to lure the centre-back to Germany as he is regarded as one of the best young prospects to emerge from Scotland in recent years.

Morrison has caught the eye of Europe’s top clubs after impressing in Celtic’s and Scotland’s youth sides, and has been linked with a move to Hoffenheim.

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Celtic will only receive minimal compensation from any overseas club for Morrison’s signature and his departure would come as a major blow to the Scottish champions.

Bundesliga clubs have been snapping up some of the best young talent in Britain and Morrison may now become the latest prospect to move to Germany.

In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that the club are confident of sealing three new signings by the end of the month.