Neil Lennon admits that there is likely to be a decent amount of turnover with regards to players this summer.
The Irishman knows with contracts running down and high interest in some of his top performers will see more movement than he would perhaps like.
“I think there will be suitors for a couple of our big players, and one or two are coming out of contract, so you’d have to expect they’ll be leaving. Realistically, I think we have to expect another decent turnaround, with a few players going out and few coming in.”
“Bids are all but inevitable for a couple of our players; it’s just whether we accept them or not.”
Last Summer Celtic lost the spine of their team when Kelvin Wilson, Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper all headed down south.
This time around Fraser Forster and last summer recruit Virgil Van Dijk are in the firing line as Celtic look to hold off suitors for the pair.
While the club may be able to hang on to Van Dijk for one more season, it’s widely expected that Forster will move on if the right offer comes in.
With that in mind the Celtic boss says he and his backroom team have already identified potential targets as he plans for next season.
“We’re already looking at a few players we like, and with the league now settled, it gives me the space to go out myself and look at a few who are under consideration. But whether we can keep on unearthing little gems, or big gems, is another matter.”