Report: Rodgers eyes Celtic reunion with Schalke striker Franco Di Santo

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown on December 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic are reportedly keen on striker Franco Di Santo.

Hamburg's German forward Jann-Fiete Arp (R) and Schalke's Argentinian forward Franco di Santo  vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Schalke...Hamburg's German forward Jann-Fiete Arp (R) and Schalke's Argentinian forward Franco di Santo vie for the ball

According to The Mirror, Celtic are interested in snapping up Schalke striker Franco Di Santo as they consider life after Moussa Dembele.

The Bhoys have seen Dembele smash 40 goals in 70 games for the club since his 2016 move from Fulham, and his exploits have attracted major interest.

Dembele could yet be on the move this month as Premier League clubs eye up moves for the Frenchman, and Celtic may need to line up potential replacements.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown on December 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Mirror now report that Celtic are interested in signing Schalke striker Franco Di Santo, who worked with manager Rodgers in the youth ranks at Chelsea.

Di Santo, 28, impressed with Audax Italiano before heading to Chelsea in 2008, but hasn't quite lived up to his billing having made just 16 appearances for the Blues.

Since leaving Chelsea for Wigan Athletic in 2010, Di Santo has turned out for Werder Bremen and now Schalke, though he has scored just four league goals in 52 games for Schalke, including just two goals this term.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates his goal, Celtic's third, during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Argentinian has been a hard-working centre forward with good link-up play, but his goal record has been disappointing in recent years, which may give Celtic fans some cause for concern.

As a player Rodgers knows, Di Santo may make some sense as a target, but history doesn't suggest that he would be able to replace Dembele's goal return.

Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano (R) and Schalke's Argentinian forward Franco di Santo vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v...RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano (R) and Schalke's Franco di Santo vie for the ball

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