By Alex Taylor

Celtic have confirmed their interest in summer strike target Scott Sinclair.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is desperate to set up a second reunion with the former England under-21 international, after working with him at Chelsea and Swansea.

The Daily Mail have previously claimed that Celtic had placed a fourth bid for Sinclair of £2.75million plus add-ons this month, following offers of £1million, £1.25million and £2.2million from the Scottish giants.

“There are a number of targets we’re looking at,” first-team coach John Kennedy told the BBC.

“He [Sinclair] is one that has been mentioned, but he’s still an Aston Villa player. That is certainly the calibre of player we’re looking at.”

Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo is said to be keen to keep the 27-year-old as he looks to take the Midlands side back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, and is under no pressure to sell his man with three years remaining on Sinclair’s deal.

The former City star could be tempted to move to Parkhead with the lure of Champions League football.

The Villans bought Sinclair for £2.5million last summer, and in 27 Premier League appearances, he scored two goals.

Sinclair made his name at Swansea, before moving to Manchester City for around £7million and has also represented Team GB at the 2012 Olympics.

In other Celtic transfer news, Shane Duffy has revealed that he is happy to stay at Blackburn after negotiations opened on extending his contract at Ewood Park.