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WIM'S FIRST SWOOP; Sheffield duo could join by Wednesday.

Celtic could be set for a pounds 1.5million double Dutch swoop as new coach Wim Jansen sets about spending Fergus McCann's money.

It is understood he has targeted the Sheffield Wednesday pair Regi Blinker and Orlando Trustfull.

And the Parkhead new boy could land them BEFORE Wednesday's European signing deadline.

Jansen was locked in talks last night with assistant general manager Davie Hay who has a list of names for positions he feels need strengthened. Jansen said: "If it is at all possible I'd like

the new signings at our training camp next week".

The Dutchmen knows the two Sheffield stars well. Both were members of his 1993 title-winning side at Feyenoord and both have played for Holland.

Blinker an attacking midfield man or winger cost Wednesday pounds 500,000 in March last year but is unsettled at Hillsborough in spite of being a first-team regular.

The dreadlocked 27-year-old who moved to England after being on the brink of suing Feyenoord for playing him in the reserves would command a fee of around pounds 1m.

Trustfull had a nightmare season in the Premeirship following his pounds 750,000 arrival from Rotterdam.

But Jansen rates the 27-year-old defender highly, having signed him TWICE already for Dorbrecht and Feyenoord.

Buys must be made by Wednesday for Celts first UEFA Cup tie. General manager Jock Brown said: "We are deploying resources as fast as we can. By Monday we hope to be clear on who we need.

Wim will decide and I will act on his instructions."

Jansen has been briefed on the out-of-contract Celts and he's studying video tapes to determine who stays and who goes.

He has told Brown to appoint a British coach as his right-hand man, but an announcement is unlikely before next week.
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