By Harry Sykes

Steven Caulker has held talks with Celtic and is set for a reunion with former manager Brendan Rodgers, according to a report.

The Mirror claims that after being left out of QPR’s squad for their pre-season tour, the 25-year-old enforcer has been training hard in a bid to get himself fit for a new challenge.

Caulker has played under Rodgers before, after he moved from Spurs to Swansea on loan in July 2011, but things didn’t work out for him in Wales.

He made 26 appearances for Swansea across all competitions, but the player admitted to regretting leaving Spurs when he recently went public about his depression.

His mental problems were linked to his drinking and gambling, and the former international – who scored in his only appearance for England – said that at his lowest he considered committing suicide.

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He’s desperate for another chance to salvage his career and Rodgers could be the man to offer him salvation.

QPR will be happy to get rid of the player who is said to be one of their biggest earners and he has one year left on his deal with the West London club.

Caulker has extensive Premier League experience with Liverpool, Tottenham, Cardiff and Swansea.

In other Celtic transfer news, the club is keeping close tabs on this 23-year-old free agent as clubs make offers.

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