CELTIC and Rangers are both expected to add to their squads over the next 24 hours. Celtic will look to tie up a £1.5 million move for defender Erik Sviatchenko from Danish club Midtjylland.

The 24-year-old, linked with a switch to Parkhead last summer, had a medical yesterday and is expected to conclude a three-and-a-half year deal.

Rangers were thought to be edging closer to finalising moves for St Johnstone’s Michael O’Halloran and Toumani Diagouraga from Brentford.

The Ibrox club have had two previous offers for O’Halloran rejected but are expected to return with a bid of about £500,000 that is likely to be accepted.

O’Halloran was left out of his team’s goalless draw with Hamilton yesterday, with manager Tommy Wright believing the player wasn’t “right mentally”.

“There was a lot of speculation,” Wright said. “We have a good relationship and it was my decision and solely my decision not to play him. I knew by his body language he wasn’t right.

“It is great he is being linked with Rangers because they are a massive club. But Mark Warburton has a business background, so he knows that if you go into a shop and want to buy something, you have to pay the price.”

Warburton admitted Rangers were “very close” to adding two players but would only say: “Michael is a St Johnstone player and Diagouraga is a Brentford player. We are never going to talk about other teams’ players.

“When we get our business done with any player of any club we will announce it, but I think we are very close on a couple of players. A lot of work has gone on in the background and hopefully we will get our work over the line in the coming days.”