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Report: Aston Villa reject bid for 27-year-old midfielder, send message to club

By Harvey Byrne

Aston Villa have a £2million Celtic bid for left-winger Scott Sinclair, according to a report.

As reported by Football Insider, Celtic submitted a £2million offer for the 27-year-old former Manchester City player.

But the Express claim Villa have snubbed the bid and made it clear that the attacker is not for sale.

Celtic were told Sinclair was not going anywhere when they made their initial enquiry but that did not stop Rodgers from tabling a bid for his former midfielder.

The former Liverpool boss worked with the ex-Manchester City man when they were both at Swansea and the northern Irishman is a big fan of the player.

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The left-winger starred for the Swans and Rodgers as they won promotion to the Premier League, which included a hat-trick for Sinclair at Wembley in the play-off final.

However, following Tony Xia’s takeover of the Villa Park club they now have the financial firepower to keep hold of their star players including Sinclair.

The pacey winger has been at Villa for 18 months but has struggled to make a huge impact for the Midlands side, with his two goals in 27 Premier League appearances failing to prevent them from avoiding relegation in the recently completed season.

In other Aston Villa news, Stiliyan Petrov will train withVilla during pre-season.