Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring for Fulham
According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa's deal to sign Fulham striker Ross McCormack should pave the way for Scott Sinclair to join Celtic.
Villa are set to splash the cash on Scotland international McCormack, with BBC Sport reporting that Roberto Di Matteo has agreed a £12m fee for the Fulham striker, who hit 23 goals last season.
His arrival is a major boost for Villa, who have lost Idrissa Gueye and Ciaran Clark to Everton and Newcastle respectively this week, but it could also cause another departure.
The Birmingham Mail report that McCormack's arrival should pave the way for Scott Sinclair to finally join Celtic, who have been desperate to sign the winger this summer.
Manchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair
The 27-year-old, who scored six goals in 27 games last season, worked with Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers at Chelsea and Swansea, with a Glasgow reunion targeted.
So far, Celtic are believed to have had four bids for Sinclair rejected, totalling £1m, £1.25m, £2.2m and £2.7m, with a fifth bid surely not far away after McCormack's move.
Scott Sinclair celebrates after scoring for Aston Villa from the penalty spot
In fact, the report suggested that Sinclair may even have been in Glasgow today as Celtic beat Astana 2-1 in the Champions League, hinting that a deal may well be close.
Having hit 35 goals in 90 games under Rodgers at Swansea, Sinclair's possible reunion with the Celtic boss should be music to the ears of Bhoys fans - and they'll be hoping that McCormack's imminent transfer really does seal Sinclair's move.
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