Report: Celtic to reopen talks with Manchester City as Rodgers hopes to get Roberts deal done on Tuesday

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

Celtic are trying to re-sign the Manchester City winger by tonight's Champions League deadline.

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful of bringing Patrick Roberts back to Celtic from Manchester City on Tuesday, according to The Scottish Sun.

Celtic can still register one 'wildcard' player to their Champions League squad ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline, with play-off opponents Astana due at Parkhead on Wednesday.

Patrick Roberts of Celtic is brought down by Myles Beerman of Rangers leading to a penalty during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on...Patrick Roberts in action for Celtic

The Bhoys are said to have been 'locked in talks' with City on Monday as they look to secure Roberts' return, and it is claimed that further discussions will take place today.

Roberts is reported to want to a return Glasgow, where he has spent the past 18 months on loan, despite City's preference that he is 'tested at a higher level' amid interest from a string of clubs including Southampton and Nice.

But Celtic's hopes could be complicated by the 20-year-old's inclusion in City's squad for Tuesday's friendly against Girona in Spain.

Nevertheless, it is not thought that failing to meet tonight's deadline will signify the end of Celtic's chances, as future recruits can still be registered ahead of the Champions League group stage should the Bhoys get there.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic applauds the fans at the end of the match during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Third Round,First Leg match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic...Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers applauds

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