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Celtic set to seal £2 million deal for Dane Erik Sviatchenko

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Celtic are set to seal a £2 million deal for Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko after passing a medical on Saturday ahead of signing a three and a half year deal.

There had been a number of clubs interested in Sviatchenko – including Norwich City, Sunderland, West Brom and Stoke City – but Celtic have met FC Midtjylland’s asking price for the defender.

The Scottish champions signed Dedryck Boyata and Tyler Blackett in the summer with the departures of Jason Denayer and Virgil van Dijk – but neither has made the grade. Blackett will return to Manchester United once his loan deal ends and Boyata’s time at Celtic looks to be over before it even started.

The Danish international, who can play in central defence as well as at left back, has made 100 appearances for FC Midtjylland since making his debut in March 2012.

Sviatchenko is not the only Dane that Ronny Deila is interested in – with Celtic linked with a move for Odense winger Rasmus Falk who is out of contract in the summer.

Meanwhile, Anthony Stokes is expected to finalise his loan move to Hibernian after completing a medical on yesterday. The Celtic striker’s loan move to Easter Road has not been completed yet, but it is expected that the deal will be completed by early next week.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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