Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a summer swoop for Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata to boost his Leicester defence, according to the Sun.
They report that Boyata is out of contract at Parkhead at the end of the season – a deal that Rodgers presumably has close knowledge of – and the Foxes are looking at taking advantage.
The Sun report that Rodgers is after a long-term replacement for ageing captain Wes Morgan and sees Boyata as a potential cut-price solution.
That could reportedly be a double defensive blow for Celtic, with Filip Benkovic also reportedly set to return to the King Power Stadium at the end of the season to feature in Rodgers’ plans.
And the Celtic fans are already irate enough that Rodgers has traded the chance to be a treble treble winner in order to pursue mid-table mediocrity at Leicester, or potential use the club as a route back to the top six of the Premier League.
So bringing a key player of the squad – and one in whom Rodgers had a hand in allowing his contract situation to dwindle – would further anger a fanbase still reeling from what they view as a betrayal.
And without money coming in to replace either Boyata or loanee Benkovic, a defensive overhaul is going to be required, without substantial funds with which to do so.