By Coral Barry
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to renew his interest in Aston Villa’s Scott Sinclair, according to a report.
Sinclair played under Rodgers while he was the manager of Swansea where he produced his best form and earned himself a big move to Manchester City.
The Express and Star now claim that Rodgers has decided to return to Villa in a bid to re-ignite a deal that hit the breaks last week.
Celtic were thought to have bid £2million for the winger and were promptly told to raise their offer by another £4million if they wanted to Sinclair, who is tied to the club until 2019.
Villa’s asking price was thought to be the sticking point with £6million a hefty fee for a player who has struggled for consistency since leaving the Liberty Stadium.
Sinclair made 33 appearances in all competitions last season for Villa, but was a part of a side that finished rock bottom of the Premier League.
The 27-year-old endured a frustrating time at City featuring just 19 times for the Sky Blues in three years at the club before making the move to Villa last summer.
Villa will need to revamp their squad ahead of the new season in the Championship and Sinclair is reportedly one player they are willing to let go.
Celtic swooped for Moussa Dembele this week despite the Fulham youngster attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including English sides Tottenham and Arsenal.
Dembele scored 15 goals in the Championship last season and his capture for just £450,000 could mean there is more money in the kitty to spend in other areas.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers has been explaining how he thinks Dembele will fit in with his ‘David Silva’.