Talks today: Celtic step up bid to sign international player - Exclusive

EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey

Celtic are set to hold new talks today as they step up their bid to sign Kilmarnock defender Greg Taylor, Football Insider has learned.

The Hoops are working on a deal to land the left-back but are running out of time to secure deal as the Scottish window cut-off is next Monday night.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that negotiations are set to continue today as the club look to secure a breakthrough in their pursuit of the Scotland international.

Taylor, 21, is eager to move to the Scottish champions after establishing himself as one of the outstanding full-backs in the Scottish Premiership during his time at Kilmarnock.

He has graduated through the ranks at Rugby Park to accumulate an impressive 131 appearances for the club and break into the senior Scotland time.

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Taylor was absent from Kilmarnock’s SPL match last weekend with what was claimed to be a hamstring injury.

The timing of his absence led to widespread suggestions that a move to Celtic was in the offing and, although an agreement is not yet in place, discussions are ongoing.

Taylor has two years remaining on his contract at Kilmarnock, but the club recently signed full-back Niko Hamalainen on loan from QPR.

There has been talk of the Ayrshire club holding out for £3million for Taylor, but Football Insider has been told that is not the case and an offer of £1million or just over may seal the deal.

In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that the club are confident of three new signings this week after making progress over two landmark deals.