Date: 25th August 2019 at 10:24am
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By Wayne Veysey

Scott Sinclair is hoping to seal a late-window exit from Celtic after being given the cold shoulder by Neil Lennon this season, Football Insider understands.

The winger, 30, has been frozen out of the first team and failed to even make the matchday squad for the last three European ties.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Sinclair is holding out for a move abroad in the final week of the Scottish window after the route back to England closed earlier this month.

There is interest in Sinclair from overseas clubs and Celtic are expecting a major bid for the Brendan Rodgers favourite before the window cut-off.

Football Insider broke the news earlier this month that Derby County made a last-gasp bid for Sinclair, as they looked to beef up their attacking ranks by luring him back to England.

Lennon has subsequently demoted Sinclair down the pecking order and he failed to make the squad for the last three matches and has been given just 11 minutes of SPL action this season.

Celtic’s first choice wide men are James Forrest and Mikey Johnstone, while Jonny Hayes, Ryan Christie and Lewis Morgan are also ahead of Sinclair in the pecking order.

Sinclair has entered the final year of his Hoops contract after the club triggered an extension in May, which ties him to the club until the end of this season.

In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that a 26-year-old has snubbed Celtic to agrees terms with Premier League club after £3million bid.