Brendan Rodgers hoping to bring former Celtic man to Leicester

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Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a reunion with former Celtic winger Patrick Roberts at Leicester.

Roberts spent two seasons on loan at Celtic from Manchester City while Rodgers was in charge of the Glasgow giants, and the 22-year-old has just one year left to run on his Etihad Stadium contract.

And after spending last season on loan at LaLiga side Girona, the Premier League champions are reportedly ready to sell the winger for just £4m this summer.

According to The Sun, Leicester are interested in signing him but they could face competition from Celtic, who are also interested in bringing Roberts back to Parkhead.

The England U20 international scored 18 goals and assisted 26 others in 78 appearances for the Hoops, helping the club to back-to-back trebles along the way.

But with Celtic yet to announce who their permanent new manager will be, the Foxes could swoop in and take advantage.

Roberts joined Manchester City from Fulham in 2015 but he has so far made just three senior appearances for the club.

Last season he made 21 appearances in all competitions for Girona, but failed to contribute a single goal.