Sources: Brendan Rodgers looking to Leicester old boy Daniel Amartey for first Celtic signing

New Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers in May 2016 as he is uneviled for first Celtic spell

Incoming Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is already looking back at his former Leicester City charges as he looks to bolster his squad at Parkhead, TEAMtalk understands.

The Northern Irishman is on the cusp of agreeing a move back to Celtic Park for what will be his second spell in charge. After leaving Leicester back in April, he was expected to take a period of time away from the game.

However, with Leeds United coming calling, Celtic decided to make their move having lost Ange Postecoglou to Tottenham.

Now TEAMtalk can confirm the return of the 50-year-old will be made official later this week.

Rodgers proved a massive success during his two and a half years in Glasgow. He won back to back Scottish Premiership trebles, adding a seventh trophy in a third straight Scottish League Cup before departing for the Foxes.

In addition, he also boasted an astonishing 69.8 win percentage.

Now plans are underway to ensure that his second spell at Celtic is just as successful.

And TEAMtalk understands that Amartey is under strong consideration by Rodgers as a potential first signing.

The 28-year-old is a free agent after leaving Leicester at the end of the season.

He spent eight seasons at the King Power, featuring 145 times for the Foxes.

Amartey, who can cover in defence or midfield, has been talking with clubs in Turkey over a possible move. There is also interest in him from Saudi Arabia too.

However, we understand there is a chance he could move to Celtic, with the Bhoys ready to contact his agent.

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