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Celtic to beat Portsmouth for MLS rebel Dominic Cervi

Celtic and Portsmouth are battling for American goalkeeper Dominic Cervi. The former Michigan Bucks No1 had trials at both Celtic and Pompey and is understood to have been tabled a three-year contract offer by the Hoops.

Cervi was drafted by MLS outfit Chicago Fire, but refused to sign a League contract, so leaving him a free agent.

He said back in April: "I trained with Celtic for about three weeks.

"They also came to Toulon to watch me play so I must have done OK in their eyes.

"They said they liked what they saw. We're currently trying to work to get an Italian passport. My great-grandparents were the ones who came over from Italy. It's easy to trace because it was my dad's grandfather so the names were easy."

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