Scottish champions Celtic have agreed a fee in the region of £3m with Krasnodar for Ivorian midfielder Kouassi Eboue.
The player has arrived in Glasgow for talks and to undergo a medical as the Scottish Premiership club try to secure a work permit for the 19-year-old.
Eboue joined the Russian Premier League club in 2014 from Armenian outfit Shirak.
He has made 18 appearances this season for the side sitting fifth in Russia’s top flight.
Now Eboue could become Celtic’s first signing during the January transfer window.
He was recently handed his first Ivory Coast call-up but has yet to make his international debut.
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Speaking last month, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said he was keen to bolster his squad in January.
“We have a month [of the transfer window], and the first three weeks we’ll be resting for a little bit and working very hard in some warm weather,” Rodgers said in reference to the winter break.