CELTIC are reportedly closing in on a deal for goalkeeper Josh Clarke.

The former Chelsea and Bournemouth stopper is the subject of interest from several Premier League clubs. 

The 18-year-old is highly-rated and has already been integrated into Ian Baraclough's Nothern Ireland first team squad.

The teen is a free agent after a short-term deal at Glenavon expired.

And the Daily Record say Celtic are close to sealing a deal for Clarke.

Their report states that the Scottish champions have been monitoring the player for some time. 

It is expected that Clarke will go into Celtic's B team squad initially.