Filip Benkovic is open to rejoining Celtic in January if a deal can be agreed with Leicester City, Football Insider understands.
The centre-back, 22, has failed to make a single appearance for the Premier League club since returning from a successful season-long loan at Parkhead.
Celtic internally discussed re-signing him in the last window and a Leicester source has told Football Insider that Benkovic is keen on being reunited with the club where he played a key role in the last Treble triumph.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of the possibility of Benkovic leaving the club, most likely on loan, in the January window.
The Croatia international has played Under-23s football only since his return to the King Power Stadium this season and the side’s outstanding form mean only a slew of injuries will push him back up the pecking order.
Leicester are flying high at third place in the Premier League and have coped outstandingly well since the £80million sale of Harry Maguire in the summer.
But he made a big impression on loan at Celtic last season, making 27 appearances and forming a sound centre-back partnership with Dedryck Boyata.
Benkovic failed to make the Leicester squad for last night’s 3-1 League Cup win at Burton Albion even though Brendan Rodgers fielded a weakened side.
The giant defender is fourth in the centre-back pecking order behind first choices Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu, as well as veteran Wes Morgan.