Report: Aston Villa reject third Celtic bid for Scott Sinclair, Rodgers wants deal by Thursday

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

Aston Villa have reportedly snubbed yet another 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, Aston Villa have rejected a third bid from Celtic for winger Scott Sinclair - but the Daily Mail claim that manager Brendan Rodgers wants a deal secured by Thursday.

The Bhoys have landed one new face this summer by snapping up young striker Moussa Dembele from Fulham, but manager Rodgers still needs some more additions, especially after his side were beaten by Gibraltarian side Lincoln Red Imps last week.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Celtic snapped up a host of talented wide men under Ronny Deila, with the likes of Gary Mackay-Steven and Patrick Roberts joining the club, but the Bhoys still need pace on the flanks.

That appears to be a priority for manager Rodgers, and he is clearly keen to bring one of his former players to Glasgow with him this summer.

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

The Telegraph report that Celtic have made a third bid for winger Scott Sinclair, but their new offer - believed to be £2.75m - had also been rejected after two failed attempts already.

Sinclair, 27, worked with Rodgers at both Chelsea and Swansea City, hitting 36 goals in 91 games for the latter to earn a 2012 move to Manchester City.

His career has nosedived since then, and Rodgers now appears to be desperate to reunite with Sinclair again - but may have to considerably improve his offer in order to land him.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

The Daily Mail report that Villa want £6m for Sinclair, meaning that Rodgers will have to more than double his offer to meet the asking price.

Yet, with the Champions League registration deadline approaching on Thursday, Rodgers allegedly wants to secure the deal tomorrow. Right now, that looks ambitious considering the gulf in valuations, but with the Celtic boss desperate to sign Sinclair, we could see major movement in the next 24 hours.

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