Reports: Aston Villa reject Celtic's fourth bid for Scott Sinclair, deal expected, player wants move

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

Aston Villa have reportedly snubbed another bid from Celtic for 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 Daily Mail and The Scottish Sun, Aston Villa have rejected a fourth bid from Celtic for winger Scott Sinclair - but the deal is still expected to go through this summer.

Sinclair, 27, completed a permanent move to Villa Park last summer having played for the club on loan from Manchester City in the second half of the 2014/15 season - but had an up-and-down campaign last season.

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 winger scored six goals in 27 games for Villa, but couldn't stop the club from suffering relegation to the Championship - and his future is now in doubt.

The Daily Mail report that Celtic have made three bids for Sinclair already, but have failed with each of them - and have now had a fourth rejected as well.

Scott Sinclair celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston Villa from the penalty spot

Sinclair worked with Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers at both Chelsea and Swansea City, and having hit 35 goals in 90 games under his tutelage at Swansea, it's a tried and tested relationship between the duo.

Rodgers is therefore desperate to land Sinclair, but has allegedly had a fourth bid - this time worth £2.75m - rejected, with Villa still looking for more money from Celtic.

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

However, the Daily Mail report that a deal is expected to go through eventually, but a transfer is unlikely to be done by the time Celtic take on Astana in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, The Scottish Sun report that Sinclair is keen on the move, as he wants to reunite with former boss Rodgers - but Villa are playing hardball, as they want "considerable add-ons" if Celtic reach the group stages of this season's Champions League.

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