Celtic are in advanced talks to sign Patrick Roberts from Manchester City on a permanent deal, according to the Daily Record.
City are willing to part with the 20-year-old, but only if Celtic will agree to their asking price, which at present stands at close to £10million.
The Scottish champions are said to be only willing to offer in the region of £5million to bring the player back to Parkhead.
Roberts was a firm fans’ favourite during his 18 months on loan at the club, having failed to break into the Manchester City squad following his £12million transfer from Fulham.
Manager Pep Guardiola initially wanted Roberts to return to the Etihad and battle for a place next season. However, the City boss has decided to allow the player to leave if a fee can be agreed, as he’s looking to trim down his first-team squad.