Celtic have opened talks with Benfica and Tottenham Hotspur in their bid to sign Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers on permanent deals.
The Scottish Premiership side intend to trigger the option-to-buy clauses for both players, who have impressed boss Ange Postecoglou.
A fee of £6.5m was negotiated in principle with Benfica to sign Jota, who is currently back in Lisbon to have his injury assessed.
An initial fee of £6m is in the agreement of Carter-Vickers’ loan, with one source telling Sky Sports News talks between Celtic and Spurs are based around the structure of any potential permanent deal. It’s understood there is no wriggle-room on the overall price for the United States defender.Ralston feared his Celtic career was over
‘Jota & Carter-Vickers have improved Celtic’
Speaking to Sky Sports News, ex-Celtic defender Mark Wilson said:
“Jota has been a player who has lit up Scottish football since he’s arrived.
“He’s been sensational and because that option was put in place to sign him permanently, it just makes sense to go ahead and do it.