Panic is starting to set in among Celtic fans as the hoped influx of new signings fails to materialise.
The deal for Maryan Shved seems to be all tied up with a suspicion growing that the official announcement is being held back in case there are no other arrivals – specifically a right-back.
Throughout Wednesday hopes were raised that Jeremy Toljan was on his way but reality kicked in when he was captured on video training with his Borussia Dortmund team-mates.
As quoted by Ruhr Nachrichten via BuLi News, Dortmund director Michael Zorc confirmed that talks were ongoing for departures but there was no mention of players or clubs involved.
The grapevine has also gone quiet regarding Timothy Castagne, and there appears to be little in the way of rumours suggesting any other positions in the team will be strengthened.
As darkness falls the online search for transfer news will intensify and the early evening phone-ins will be full of fans hoping for the breakthrough.
A year ago Scott Bain turned up at the last minute wearing his Hibs training gear – it could be another long night as every scrap of information is dissected until white smoke and signings are spotted.
Right now though, Celtic fans on Twitter are growing increasingly fearful that no business will be done…
“We tried, but couldn’t get anything over the line.”
— Mark (@8teen88) January 31, 2019
More chance of Rangers winning the league than anybody in
— 2tam2tam2 (@tam50tam) January 31, 2019
I’m really beginning to think that Celtic are done dealing, think they have enough to win the league as is, are going to just treat the Valencia tie as “que sera, sera” and that Rodgers will be off in May
— Skylands CSC (@SkylandsCSC) January 31, 2019
We will still win the league by minimum 10points no matter who we sign ✌??
— Sean Mclaughlin (@seanmac76) January 31, 2019
Don`t hold your breath waiting on defenders Joe.
— Tam (@TamMcKenna1888) January 31, 2019
Celtic fans on day 1 of the transfer window vs deadline day. pic.twitter.com/s0etwL9C0U
— CelticBible (@CelticBible) January 31, 2019
Celtic will announce Shved 10 minutes before the window shuts, and hope that’s enough to keep fans happy.
— Chairman Lmao (@BenTheTim) January 31, 2019
I’d even take Hinkel back at this stage
— The Notorious CSC ?? (@TheNotoriousCSC) January 31, 2019