Date: 19th August 2019 at 10:00am
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By Wayne Veysey

Scott Sinclair has instructed his agent to find him a new club abroad as Celtic are braced for last-gasp bids before the window shuts this month, Football Insider understands.

The winger, 30, has been frozen out by Neil Lennon in the opening month-and-a-half of the Hoops’ season and his future at the club is now in severe doubt.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that an exit for Sinclair from Celtic remains on the cards even though the avenue back to England has been closed by the window down south shutting 11 days ago.

Sinclair, who was a big favourite of former manager Brendan Rodgers, is willing to move abroad to reignite a career that has stalled since Lennon took over at Parkhead for a second time.

Most European windows remain open for another 12 days and there is a growing possibility that one of the key players in three consecutive trebles will be sold.

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

A deal could not be agreed and, although Lennon has said he want the wide man to stay, he was omitted from the squad for Saturday’s League Cup win against Dunfermline as well as last week’s Champions League second leg against Cluj.

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Sinclair has entered the final year of his Hoops contract after the club triggered an extension in May, which keeps him at Parkhead until the summer of 2020.

Since signing from Aston Villa in  the summer of 2016, he has made 164 appearances for Celtic, scoring 61 goals and supplying 34 assists.

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