Celtic coach confirms Rodgers wants reunion with Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair, four bids rejected

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

John Kennedy claims Scott Sinclair is one of Celtic's targets this summer.

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

Celtic coach John Kennedy has told BBC Sport that Scott Sinclair is indeed a target for the club - but didn't want to say too much, given that he's still an Aston Villa player.

New Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has snapped up two signings this summer, with striker Moussa Dembele arriving from Fulham before a deal was struck to bring Kolo Toure to Celtic Park.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

With a striker and defender brought in, Rodgers is turning his attention to landing another winger, with one of his former players at the top of his list.

Aston Villa star Scott Sinclair worked with Rodgers at both Chelsea and Swansea City, hitting an impressive 35 goals in 90 games under his stewardship at Swansea to earn a big move to Manchester City in 2012.

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 27-year-old has struggled since then, but did notch six goals in 27 games for Aston Villa last season as they were relegated from the Premier League.

Now facing up to playing in the Championship, Sinclair has been the subject of four bids from Celtic this summer according to the Daily Mail, who claim that the Bhoys have offered £1m, £1.25m, £2.2m and £2.75m for the wide man - only to come up short each and every time.

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

It remains to be seen whether Celtic make a fifth bid for the player, and the club's Champions League status may play a big part in how much they can offer for Sinclair.

Now, Celtic coach John Kennedy has spoken to BBC Sport about the situation, confirming that Rodgers is looking at a reunion with Sinclair - and admitted that Sinclair is the calibre of player Celtic are attempting to sign this summer.

"There are a number of targets we're looking at," said Kennedy. "He is one that has been mentioned, but he's still an Aston Villa player. That is certainly the calibre of player we're looking at," he added.

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