Brendan Rodgers is expected to put in a second bid for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor this summer after attempting to bring him in earlier in his spell at the King Power Stadium.


Rodgers had only been in charge of the Foxes for six months when he made his first attempt to sign the 26-year-old from his previous club last summer. 


But McGregor was convinced into signing a new contract by Celtic, who were desperate keep ahold of one of their best players.

Brendan Rodgers - Soccer Manager

​Leicester are currently sitting pretty in third place in the ​Premier League, but are bracing themselves for a potential approach from ​Manchester United for James Maddison in the summer by going back in for McGregor, according to ​The Sun


England international Maddison is already just one away from equalling the seven goals he notched in the Premier League last season.


His potential replacement worked with Rodgers at Celtic, where he was impressed by McGregor’s stamina and work ethic. The Scotland international has continued to excel under the guidance of Neil Lennon, contributing 11 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season, including seven each in the league.


Rodgers told the ​Glasgow Times in a 2018 interview that the midfielder’s 'view of the game is up there with the very best'.


Celtic are cruising towards a ninth consecutive league title, and McGregor has been a big part of it. They’ve won an incredible 24 out of 27 league games this season, and last lost in December, falling at home to nearest title challengers Rangers.

Callum McGregor

With 51 games under his belt this season, McGregor is clearly well trusted within the Celtic setup, and having worked with him at the Scottish club, Rodgers is believed to be interested in the playmaker.


McGregor would be a natural replacement to Maddison, but he has also been known to adopt a deeper role to cover in captain Scott Brown’s absence.