Celtic closing in on Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackpool and Sunderland at Bloomfield Road on January 22, 2011
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Celtic manager Ronny Deila reveals that the club is close to completing a deal for goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has revealed that the club is closing in on a move for goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

The Scottish champions recently confirmed that they were in talks with the 31-year-old, who has been a free agent since 2012 due to persistent injury problems.

Deila now expects Celtic to conclude a deal for the shot-stopper in the near future.

"We are getting closer with Craig Gordon, it is down to the small details. We can make this happen but it's not confirmed yet," he told the Daily Record.

"We need to have alternatives. You always make contingency plans. If you are going to bring in older players then they need to have the right mentality and Craig has that."

Celtic are back in action on July 15, when they host KR Reykjavik in the first leg of their Champions League second-round qualifying tie.

Craig Gordon of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackpool and Sunderland at Bloomfield Road on January 22, 2011
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