Report: Aston Villa expect third bid from Celtic for Scott Sinclair, £3m offer suggested

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

Aston Villa are reportedly expecting a new bid from Celtic for winger 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 The Telegraph, Celtic are considering a new £3m bid for Aston Villa forward Scott Sinclair - and Villa expect the offer to come this week.

The Bhoys have made just one signing under new manager Brendan Rodgers so far, as striker Moussa Dembele joined the club on a four-year deal from Fulham last month.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Rodgers will be looking for more new signings though, and one of his favourite players over the years is being heavily touted for a move to Celtic Park.

Winger Scott Sinclair worked with Rodgers in the youth setup at Chelsea before reuniting at Swansea City in 2010, and after 36 goals in 91 games for the Swans, Sinclair moved on to Manchester City.

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

Now with Aston Villa following a 2015 switch to Villa Park, Sinclair scored six goals in 27 games last season, but couldn't prevent Villa from suffering relegation to the Championship.

The Telegraph now report that Celtic have had two bids rejected for Sinclair as Rodgers attempts to reunite with the player again, but their pursuit of the player may not be over just yet, as it's claimed that Celtic are now looking to make a third bid, this time worth £3m.

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

It's added that Villa are expecting to receive a new bid this week, with Celtic backing their manager in the pursuit of a player he has enjoyed great success with previously.

With pace and an eye for goal, Sinclair would be a great signing for Celtic - but whether they can convince Villa to sell remains to be seen.

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