Report: Celtic looking to bring back Jason Denayer

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Celtic are interested in signing Jason Denayer from Manchester City on loan again.

Celtic are interested in bringing back Jason Denayer from Manchester City on another season long loan, report The Mail.

Denayer impressed on loan at the Scottish side last season, winning individual awards as well as league and cup medals.

He returned to Manchester City this summer, hopeful of making an impact, and featured in pre-season against Real Madrid.

The centre-back is yet to feature in the Premier League this season, and City's impending signing of Nicolas Otamedi from Valencia as reported by SkySports, makes his prospects of breaking through in 2015/16 even more unlikely.

The Mail report of Celtic's interest in Denayer: "The Parkhead outfit would face competition in any attempt to bring Denayer back to Glasgow following his successful spell last season, but could offer the carrot of Champions League experience should Malmo be defeated."

Denayer's agent Jesse de Preter is quoted by The Times confirming he is likely to seek an exit from City for the season. He said: "If he sits on the bench or the stands, he leaves. That’s an agreement we have with the club.”

That is good news for Celtic, as is the fact he needs to play regularly to maintain his place in Belgium's international squad in the build-up to Euro 2016 after earning a call-up and making his debut last season.

The challenge is that last season he raised his profile and there will be more clubs chasing his services, and his desire to return as opposed to trying a new league and proving himself elsewhere will be tested.

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