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Celtic to sign Moses
Celtic Glasgow are poised to complete the signing of 23 year-old Ugandan midfielder, Moses Batunfata on long-term contract.
Batunfata - currently contracted to Indonesian Premier League team Persijap Jepara - is thought to have been on head coach Neil Lennon's radar for the past few months.
Representatives of the Scottish champions are said to have held talks over the highly-rated attacking midfielder, and are thought to be close to doing a deal that would see Batunfata link up with fellow Africans Wanyama Mugabe and Efe Ambrose. With Wanyama being linked with moves to Manchester United and Manchester City, the skillful attacker could be seen as the ideal replacement.
Former Heart of Oak star Batunfata - who was first capped by former Celtic rival Bobby Williamson - was due to meet up with the rest of the Ugandan national team this week, but has been replaced by AIK Stockholm's Martin Kayongo-Mutumda as he prepares to fly to United Kingdom to sign a deal worth a reported £650,000.
It is thought that the player is keen to secure a move to Celtic to achieve his ambition of playing European football, and is desperate to be part of Hoops squad to face Italian giants Juventus - which would be a dream come true for the self-confessed AC Milan fan.