Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Melbourne City’s Daniel Arzani, the Daily Mail reports.

The Australian prospect is expected to be immediately sent out on loan to Celtic for the 2018/19 season.

The 19-year-old is expected to join City for a fee in the region of £280,000.

Celtic are thought to have beaten off competition from PSV Eindhoven in securing the attacking midfielder on loan.

Arzani made three appearances for Australia at the World Cup and also attracted interest from the likes of Roma.

However City appear to have won the race for his signature and in joining Celtic on loan, Arzani will link up with fellow Australian Tom Rogic.

City’s deal for Arzani will be similar to the one they completed for midfielder Aaron Mooy back in 2016 before he joined Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan, then later completing a permanent move to the Terriers.