By Wayne Veysey

2nd Aug, 2021 | 6:59am

Sources: Celtic offering to make Hart their top earner to lure him by Friday

Celtic are offering to make Tottenham star Joe Hart their top earner in a bid to sign him this week, Football Insider has learned.

The Scottish Premiership club are working on a deal to lure the former England number one as they try to land a top-class goalkeeper this summer.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider the club are trying to lure Hart, 34, with a contract worth more than £35,000-a-week.

That would lift him in to their top earning bracket along with the likes of Callum McGregor and Christopher Julien.

Football Insider revealed last Saturday (31 July) that Hart is willing to take a pay cut to leave Tottenham for the Glasgow giants.

Celtic are prioritising the capture of keeper as they look to overturn a calamitous start to the campaign and want the new man in place by Friday in time for their next league fixture.

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Ange Postecoglou’s side followed their Champions League exit by losing 2-1 to Hearts in Saturday night’s Scottish Premiership opener.

Scott Bain was recalled to the starting XI after Vasilis Barkas started their two Champions League qualifier ties.

Postecoglou has made it clear behind the scenes that he wants a keeper with a track record of being the number one at a club where there is pressure to deliver in every match.

Hart has the CV and top-level experience that the new manager craves.

In addition to his World Cup, European Championships and Champions League pedigree, the former Man City star has won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a League Cup.

He has a year remaining on the two-year Tottenham contract he signed last year but has slipped down the pecking order following the recent capture of Pierluigi Gollini.

The former Villa man is expected to understudy Hugo Lloris in the upcoming campaign and that leaves the door open for Hart to leave.

In other news, Celtic are expected by club legend to sign three top stars after £4million-plus deal agreed.