Celtic want to sign Patrick Roberts on permanent deal
Roberts has spent the last one-and-a-half seasons on loan at Celtic and has been a huge hit at Parkhead.
The 20-year-old played a crucial part in Celtic's record-breaking unbeaten domestic campaign, scoring 11 goals and providing 19 assists in 47 games.
And according to The Mirror, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to keep the England under-20 international on a permanent basis this summer.
Manchester City paid Fulham £12million for Roberts in 2015 and Pep Guardiola is keen to recoup that fee, but Celtic are said to be prepared to pay just £5m.
Patrick Roberts was key in Celtic's unbeaten domestic season
Celtic close in on deal for Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts
Celtic are reportedly hoping to fund the transfer with the sell-on clause they inserted in Virgil van Dijk's move to Southampton two years ago.
The Holland international is expected to leave St Mary's this summer with the likes of City, Liverpool and Chelsea linked with £60m moves, which would see Celtic land £10m – a fee City are likely to accept for Roberts.
Roberts recently admitted he does not know where his future lies.
He said: “If it is a goodbye it will be a tough goodbye, as this is a massive club.
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“Celtic took me on when I was only 19 and I will always appreciate that. To have come to a club like this is massive.
“I’ve been given an opportunity to play in huge games, to win titles and trophies. It’s more than I could have asked for.
“I’m not going to say anything about the future because people read into comments, but I don’t know if I’ll ever play for a team who can go a whole season unbeaten — who are invincible.
“I think, when I look back on my career, that this will be THE highlight, my biggest compliment in the game.
“It’s good to get that so young, although hopefully I have a big career ahead of me.”