Celtic are ready to test their financial muscle in January by making a bid for another Brighton & Hove Albion defender.

The Celtic board are preparing to receive a few major bids for Kris Ajer in the January transfer window as they just managed to keep the Norwegian in the last one.

The big Norwegian is rumoured to be the subject of another bid from AC Milan and also a few English Premier League teams.

Neil Lennon has asked for replacement players to be named and Dan Burn has emerged as a possible candidate.

The 28-year-old has played around 10 games so far for Brighton in both the league and cup with Celtic looking to sign the big defender for around the £5 million mark.

With Shane Duffy only here on loan, the board could be ready to make a more permanent signing now rather than later as the club is in dire need of decent defensive options.