CELTIC forward Colin Kazim-Richards' move to Brazilian club Coritiba will go ahead despite the club sacking the director behind their bid.

The 29-year-old arrived at Parkhead on a free transfer in February but has failed to impress, scoring just once in 11 Scottish Premiership games.

The Sun has reported that he will become the first casualty of Brendan Rodgers' tenure with the champions, with Coritiba president Rogerio Bacellar insistent that the deal is on.

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Evening Times:

"We expect Colin to arrive this week and a deal is expected to be concluded very soon," he said.

This is despite the Brazilian top-flight club sacking their director of football Valdir Barbosa, who had been a driving force in their move for Kazim-Richards.

Celtic are believed to want to see the back of the forward, who has a Brazilian wife and could arrive in South America as soon as today.