Daniel Arzani's reported loan move to Celtic is a step closer to getting over the line after talks were held with Manchester City according to Scottish reports.
The 19-year-old Socceroo's future has been the subject of widespread speculation, with links to Manchester City, Juventus, PSV Eindhoven and Celtic.
The Herald Scotland reports the latest on the Melbourne City winger who is understood to be set to join Manchester City and be loaned out to the Scottish champions.
"Talks (on Sunday) night were still ongoing for Australian teenager Daniel Arzani, the youngest player at this summer’s World Cup," the Herald Scotland wrote.
"It is believed that a deal is close to being agreed as the 19-year-old moves from Melbourne City to Manchester City.
"Celtic are confident of landing the player on a loan deal from City with talks ongoing as the Parkhead side look to get the deal over the line."
Arzani's emergence came following a stunning 2017/18 A-League season with Melbourne City where he won the Young Player of the Year award and was named in the Team of the Season.
The teenager earned a Socceroos call-up, scoring in a friendly against Hungary, before making three exciting appearances at the 2018 World Cup.
Melbourne City's relationship with Manchester City has enabled a potential move, similar to Aaron Mooy's switch two years ago, which saw him loaned to Huddersfield.
Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers last week said the club had identified Arzani as a player of interest.
“All I know is that he is a young Australian, a very talented player and went to the World Cup where he looked very, very good,” Rodgers said.
“The club are working hard behind the scenes to try and get some signings in. I think he’s been one that has been identified."