Report: Celtic fail with second bid to reunite Rodgers with Aston Villa star Scott Sinclair

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair in action as Watford's Juan Carlos Paredes looks on

Celtic have reportedly failed with a second bid for Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair.

Manchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott SinclairManchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair

According to Saturday's edition of The Sun, Aston Villa have rejected a second bid from Aston Villa for winger Scott Sinclair, as Brendan Rodgers pursues a reunion.

Sinclair, 27, was initially signed by Villa in a loan deal from Manchester City in the 2015 January transfer window, and that deal was made permanent after three goals in 12 games.

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Last season, Sinclair was in and out of the Villa side as he scored six goals in 27 games, with Villa eventually being relegated after a nightmare season in the Premier League.

Some players are bound to leave this summer, and Sinclair is one player attracting huge interest, with Scottish champions Celtic seemingly desperate to sign him.

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair in action as Watford's Juan Carlos Paredes looks on

Sinclair worked with new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at both Chelsea and Swansea City, and the Daily Mail recently reported that Celtic have had a £2m bid for the winger rejected.

Now, The Sun report that Celtic have made a second bid for Sinclair - but have received the same answer from the Championship club as Villa refuse to sell.

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair has a shot saved by Newcastle's Karl Darlow

It remains to be seen whether Celtic and Rodgers return with a third bid, but it seems clear that the Bhoys are desperate to reunite Rodgers with the winger yet again.

With Villa seemingly hoping to keep him as they look to win promotion from the Championship, this could be a tough pursuit for Celtic.

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