REPORTS: Celtic complete third January transfer, Chelsea duo next on cards

So far this season, Celtic has only completed the signing of Lewis Morgan and Marvin Compper but the club have been linked with several players in the window with the latest is of the club being linked with loan moves Chelsea duo Charly Musonda and the Blues midfielder Lewis Baker.

Celtic have completed the loan move for Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko back to former club FC Midtjylland.

The 26-year-old will be unveilled by the SAS Ligaen club on Tuesday after Celtic agreed a loan deal until the end of the season for the Danish defender. Sviatchenko has made only two appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ team this season, with the Northern Irish boss making changes with his back four.

The arrival of Germany defender Marvin Compper from RB Leipzig further reduced his chances of making it back to the first team fold and unhappy to remain at the club, he was told he could leave on loan until the end of the season. Football Weeks sources confirmed on Monday night that the club had finalize the deal with Midtjylland.

Meanwhile, the Scottish club have been prime favourites to land Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker this month. Rodgers is in the market for a midfield reinforcements, with with Stamford Bridge attacker Charly Musonda also on the radar.

The Belgium international is also on AFC Bounemouth and Nottingham Forrest’s radar and it remains to be whether Chelsea will sanction a move for Musonda to join Celtic this month.

Baker on the other hand, is set to return to Chelsea from a loan spell at Middlesbrough after failing to feature in any of the club three Championship fixtures since Tony Pulis arrived as manager.

Baker is on a season-long loan but Pulis admitted on his situation last week:

“With Lewis, the decision is simple — he either stays or he goes”

“That’s the decision, and there’s no secret about it. He’ll either go back because he wants to play, or he gets his head down, stays here, and tries to get in the team here to play. If he can do that, then brilliant.”

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