Celtic are on the verge of signing Paris Saint-Germain youngster Timothy Weah on a loan deal after Brendan Rodgers held direct talks with the player.

A product of the PSG academy, the 18-year-old has received limited opportunities this season and has made just three appearances for the club in the current campaign.

On Christmas Day, Weah declared his intention to seek a loan move away from PSG during the winter transfer window and he is expected to leave soon.

French club Amiens were reportedly in the running for his signature, but it has been claimed the youngster is on his way to Scottish champions Celtic in January.

According to French sports daily L’Equipe, Celtic manager Rodgers spoke directly with the 18-year-old and Weah is claimed to be convinced about moving to Paradise in January.

The Celtic boss also received help from Kolo Toure in convincing the young striker and Weah is also said to have noticed the progress of former PSG star Odsonne Edouard under Rodgers.

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Rodgers has been linked with wanting to get two strikers in through the door in the rapidly approaching transfer window and it appears in Weah he has found one of his attackers.