FRASER FORSTER is today expected to make an announcement over his future as Celtic push for a decision over a new deal.
The Englishman has been stalling on putting pen to paper on a new offer since the end of last season.
Parkhead boss Neil Lennon is desperate to land the highly-rated stopper on a permanent deal from Barclays Premier League club Newcastle United after agreeing a £2m deal as part of a loan agreement put in place last summer.
However, the SPL champions have decided they can't afford to wait any longer as they step up their preparations for their Champions League qualifying campaign at the start of the season and Forster has been informed it is now time for a decision.
It's understood an extremely competitive offer was tabled by the Hoops as a reward for his outstanding displays last season which is more than competitive with what the 24-year-old could expect to earn if he was playing south of the border.
Celtic remain hopeful Forster – whose representatives have been involved in discussions with Hoops chief executive Peter Lawwell – will agree to accept their final offer.
But there have been suggestions it will be taken off the table at close of play today if not accepted, making it D-day for the keeper.
As Lennon looks to tie up his squad for next season, sources at the club have insisted that there have been no bids for midfielder Victor Wanyama.
Rob Moore, the player's agent, has claimed that there has been interest from clubs in the Premier League in the Kenyan, but as of yet there has been no formal offers received for the player who celebrates his 21st birthday today.
Newcastle, QPR and Stoke have all been rumoured to be keeping tabs on Wanyama.
Certainly, the player is keen to test himself in England and it seems increasingly inevitable that he will move on from Parkhead given his itchy feet.
"I'm proud that I'm the first Kenyan player to play in the UK and I'd be very happy also to be the first Kenyan to play in the Premier League," Wanyama said.
"It will be difficult to leave Celtic because I have just had a good season here and we are playing the Champions League now.
"I've been happy here, and the fans have been brilliant.
"But it would not be a terrible thing for me if the club agree to let me go, and they get a good offer."