NEIL Lennon has stressed that Celtic may need to 
wait until the final day of the January transfer window to strengthen their squad and has urged fans to be patient. 
The triple treble winners have been linked with 
moves Brazilian defender 
Fabricio Bruno and Slovenian striker Andraz Sporar in recent days.
Lennon has confirmed that talks between Parkhead 
officials and their Slovan 
Bratislava counterparts over 
£5m-rated Sporar have taken place.
The Northern Irishman, whose team take on St Mirren in Paisley in the Ladbrokes Premiership this afternoon, 
admitted he would like to get any business done early. 
The Glasgow club head off to Dubai next week for a warm weather training break during the winter shutdown and he wants to use that to bed in new faces.     
However, Lennon, whose team is five points ahead of Rangers in the Premiership and in the last 32 of the 
Europa League, knows it could be deadline day before any deals are agreed.  
“It’d be ideal [to get players in early], but whether we can do it is another thing,” he said.  
“There will be other clubs interested in the players 
that we are interested in as well. Agents, presidents, 
hey will hold on to get the best offer and best deal. That’s their job. 
“I’ve done lots of business on the last day of windows which has worked out fine. Sometimes it’s a game of patience.
“I know the fans will be 
impatient and other people will be impatient, but it’s just not the way it works sometimes.
“If we can get them out to 
Dubai, brilliant. If not, we’ve got the whole month to do a bit of business.
“And, if we don’t do anything, I’ll be quite happy with what we’ve got, although I do think there are one or two areas we can strengthen. As a unit and as a squad, they are in a really good place.”
Asked about Sporar, he said: “I believe there were talks 
between the clubs but he’s one of a number of options we are talking to at the moment. There is no further progress on that at the minute.”