Leicester City and West Ham United are reportedly preparing bids for Patrick Roberts, who is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City.

The Daily Express report that the two English clubs will wait until after Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Motherwell to make their approaches.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has not given up hope of keeping the 21-year-old again next season, but that is not likely if there is significant interest south of the border as Man City are hoping he can get some Premier League experience.

Roberts is currently in his second loan spell at Celtic Park but has struggled to maintain a regular place in the side due to injury this time around.

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However, throughout his time with the Bhoys, he has lifted three Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish League Cups and one Scottish Cup.

The midfielder moved to Man City from Fulham in 2015 at the age of 18, and cost the now Premier League Champions £12m. Any deal for the Englishman could now be worth around £15m.

With both Leicester and West Ham’s managers, Claude Puel and David Moyes respectively, facing uncertain futures, it remains to be seen when or if the bids will be made.

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