Brendan Rodgers is ready to return to his former club Celtic in a bid to try and sign Odsonne Edouard.

According to the Daily Record, Leicester have earmarked the Frenchman as a long-term replacement for the ageing Jamie Vardy.

The report states that Celtic have already warned potential suitors that no business will be done this month for the striker, who they value at £30 million.

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With Jamie Vardy due to turn 33 later this month, it is a good time for Leicester to start planning for life without the English forward.

Vardy has found the back of the net an impressive 17 times this season, which equates to roughly 37 per cent of Leicester’s goals – highlighting his importance to the squad.

The Record’s report adds that Rodgers is confident that next season will be the right time for Edouard to make the step up and he’s proving that with his form in Scotland.

The French U21 international has already scored 13 league goals this season, only two fewer than his total for the entire 2018/19 season. Having also scored nine times in his maiden Celtic campaign, Edouard’s numbers in front of goal are improving year on year.

Reuniting with Rodgers at Leicester could certainly appeal to the player when it comes to deciding his next move.

Speaking about the former Hoops manager to French magazine Onze Mondial, as cited on The Celtic Star back in 2018, he hailed the Northern Irishman and his managerial style.

He’s an open coach who is very close with his players. I love his management style and the way he wants to play football.

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