Report: Celtic and Blackburn Rovers behind Leicester City in race to sign Mark Sykes

Tony Mowbray manager of Blackburn Rovers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Sykes is said to have attracted interest from Celtic, whose manager Brendan Rodgers, is a fellow Ulsterman, and others.

General views of the stadium during the Glenavon v Everton u-21 friendly game at Mourneview Park on July 18, 2015 in Lurgan, Northern Ireland.

Glenavon's Mark Sykes has attracted interest from Celtic this season, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

However, it is claimed that Leicester City are now leading the race to sign the 20 year old midfielder, which also includes Tony Mowbray's Blackburn Rovers.

Tony Mowbray manager of Blackburn Rovers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Rovers are said to have scouted Sykes - who has been capped by Northern Ireland's Under 21s - on several occasions and believe with full-time training he could make it in the English game.

However, it is possible that the prospect of working under a fellow Ulsterman, in Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, would appeal to the player.

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...

Sykes has scored three goals and created as many in 11 league outings this season, and is the latest Ireland based talent said to have caught the eye of Celtic, after former Cork City players Ryan Delaney and Sean Maguire.

Leicester have already added 20 year olds Sam Hughes and George Thomas to their ranks in recent months.

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