Victor Wanyama is open to rejoining Celtic in January if a deal can be agreed with Tottenham, Football Insider understands.
The midfield powerhouse has made just one start for Spurs this season after coming close to joining Club Brugges in the summer.
Celtic were keen on re-signing him in the last window and a club source has told Football Insider that Wanyama, 28, is keen on being reunited with his former manager Neil Lennon.
The Kenya international spent two successful years at Parkhead and has fond memories of being a key player in consecutive title-winning sides.
A loan deal is far more likely than a permanent move as Celtic could not afford to match Wanyama’s £65,000-a-week Spurs wages.
Wanyama is among a group of senior players at Tottenham whose future at the club is up in the air following a dismal start to the season.
The club are willing to listen to offers for him in January after he pulled the plug on a move to Bruges at the eleventh hour after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had agreed the terms of a deal following extensive negotiations.
He has been ravaged by injury, mainly knee problems, over the last two years and has slipped down the central midfield pecking order behind Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Eric Dier.
Wanyama has made just three appearances this season, two of them as a substitute in the Premier League and one as a League Cup starter.
The only match he started was the humiliating League Cup defeat to third-tier Colchester United.