Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted his interest in bringing Abdoulaye Faye to the club - but denied the Stoke defender was in Glasgow preparing to sign.
Lennon has no central defenders available for Tuesday's Scottish Premier League clash with Aberdeen and is searching for cover.
"He is a name that we have been linked with along with a lot of other names," said Lennon. "He is one that does interest us but I have nothing to say on it.
"We are looking to add to the strikers roster as well but it is difficult and it is very late in the month.
"We are still working on a few things but there is nothing definitive yet. We are hoping we will have something over the next few hours but there is nothing guaranteed.''