Roberto Di Matteo responds when asked about Celtic's pursuit of Aston Villa star Scott Sinclair

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

Celtic are hoping to land Scott Sinclair from Aston Villa.

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

Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo has told the Birmingham Mail that whilst there is interest in winger Scott Sinclair, the club aren't ready to sell right now.

Sinclair, 27, hit six goals in 27 games for Villa last season, but with the club relegated to the Championship, speculation surrounds his future at Villa Park.

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 former Manchester City man is believed to be a target for Celtic, with the Daily Record reporting that after having four bids rejected, the Bhoys have returned with a fifth offer, this time worth £3m.

Sinclair hit 35 goals in 90 games under Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City, and even worked with the Northern Irishman at Chelsea too.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conferenceNew manager Roberto Di Matteo poses

A third spell together could be on the cards if Celtic get their way, but Villa will be keen to keep hold of Sinclair having already seen Idrissa Gueye join Everton, whilst defender Ciaran Clark is undergoing a medical with Newcastle according to Sky Sports.

Manager Roberto Di Matteo has been asked about the situation regarding Celtic's interest, and admitted to the Birmingham Mail that there is interest from other clubs in signing Sinclair 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

However, Di Matteo added that the club are not looking to sell right now, but with Celtic seemingly set to make an improved offer, Villa's resolve will be tested again before the end of the transfer window.

"There has been rumours about many of our players on the market," said Di Matteo. "There is some interest in our player [Sinclair]. There might be some changes but at the moment we’re not looking to sell," he added.

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