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26th Aug, 2016 | 9:29am

Medical underway as Celtic clinch £2m midfielder deal - report

By Will Butcher

Norway international Stefan Johansen is in London to complete a £2million move to Championship outfit Fulham, according to a report.

The midfielder has been expected to leave Celtic Park this summer after the 25-year-old rejected all attempts from the Hoops hierarchy to sign a new contract.

The Daily Mail have now claimed that the summer-long saga is about to end, after the former Stromsgodset midfielder underwent a medical in West London.

Johansen was placed on the transfer list at the start of July, despite making 39 appearances for the Hoops last term.

The Scottish Sun claim Galatasaray, who finished sixth last term, were readying a bid for the player of £1.5million, as well as offering Johansen £20,000-a-week.

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The Cottagers have money to spend following the £12million sale of Ross McCormack to Championship rivals Aston Villa.

Johansen, who is into the final year of his Celtic Park deal after signing a deal that would keep him at Celtic Park for three and a half years in January 2014, has scored an impressive 19 goals in 113 matches for the Hoops from midfield.

Brendan Rodgers has conducted a mini exodus at Celtic Park, which has seen Charlie Mulgrew, Stefan Scepovic and Anthony Stokes all leave the Scottish champions and Johansen could join them.

The former Liverpool boss has brought in five new players, with teenagers Kristoffer Ajer and Moussa Dembele joining experienced duo Kolo Toure and Dorus de Vries. Scott Sinclair has already become a fan favourite after his move from Aston Villa.

In other Celtic transfer news, fans have reacted on Twitter after Everton midfielder James McCarthy was reported as a transfer target for Celtic.