Celtic's James Forrest
The winger is out of contract in January, and had previously looked destined for the Parkhead exit, but Rodgers has disclosed how the 25-year-old is now experiencing a change of heart.
"He wants to stay, he pulled me in Slovenia and said he was enjoying the work and he feels an important part of the squad would like to stay," he told the Evening Times.
The winger became their third signing of the summer, and Rodgers has provided some insight into how the different parties felt about the switch.
"Aston Villa didn’t really want to lose the player, but Scott made it clear he wanted to leave," he told the Evening Times.
Sinclair may not be the last through the door this summer, as Rodgers informed the club's official Twitter account that he hopes to get some more deals done in the near future.
BR on further signings: "I would like to add a few more but it’s just time." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) 7 August 2016
Unsurprisingly, the Southampton man was quick to quash any talk of a potential move with a sarcastic response to the speculation.
That moment your being linked with Celtic never going to happen https://t.co/la51sx2BC3— Steven Davis (@StevenDavis8) 7 August 2016
Meanwhile, Gers captain Lee Wallace has told the club's official website that the side should be able to cope if Martyn Waghorn is on the sidelines for any lengthy period of time as they boast a tremendous amount of depth up front.
The striker limped out of their opening day draw with Hamilton, but Wallace is not overly concerned about what it may mean for the team's prospects.
"He would be a huge miss but what we are blessed with now is great competition and guys who can step in and perform in any role," he told the club's official website.
"Maybe [the occasion] did [get to us] but to be at a club this size you need to get used to full houses, the noises from fans and everything else that comes with it," he told the Evening Times.