CELTIC have confirmed they are interested in signing Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair.
The five-in-a-row champions are reported to have made three bids for the player, the last believed to be in the region of £2.75million.
However, the Midlands side, who were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, are said to be holding out for a transfer fee in the region of £3.5million – which is £1million more than they paid Manchester City for the 27-year-old attacker a year ago.
First team coach John Kennedy was asked about Sinclair and admitted: “There are a number of targets we’re looking at. He is one who has been mentioned, but he’s still an Aston Villa player. That is certainly the calibre of player we’re looking at.”
Sinclair, who played for Swansea when Brendan Rodgers was in charge of the Welsh outfit, agreed a four-year deal with Villa and has made 32 appearances for the team.
Meanwhile Brighton have shown their resolve by almost doubling their initial bid for Celtic target Shane Duffy.
The south coasters have upped their offer to £3.5m but Blackburn are in no hurry to sell and have placed an enhanced new contract in front of the Derry defender.
Celtic appear to be waiting on the wings in the hope that Duffy sees out the last year of his existing contract which means he will be free to talk to the club in January.
You know it makes sense Shane!
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