Leicester join Nice in battle for Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie

Leicester join Nice in battle for Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie with Brendan Rodgers eager to sign Scotland international from his former club

  • Leicester are interested in signing Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie from Celtic
  • Nice are also monitoring Christie, who is representing his country at Euro 2020 
  • Rodgers previously worked with Christie when the pair were together at Celtic 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City have joined French club Nice in the race for Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie.

Christie is currently on Euro 2020 duty as Steve Clarke’s Scotland side prepare for a win-or-bust clash with Croatia at Hampden on Tuesday.

Yet to commit to a new Parkhead contract, the 26-year-old’s existing deal expires in January and this window represents the last chance for Celtic to secure a transfer fee. 

Brendan Rodgers is looking to sign Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie for Leicester thsi summer

New boss Ange Postecoglou arrives in Glasgow to start work this week after quarantining in London, and Christie’s future is one of a number of issues to be resolved at the club, who are talking to former manager Gordon Strachan about a technical director role.

Despite having an £8million bid for Christie turned down in January, Nice have revived their interest, with Ligue One rivals Monaco also believed to be chasing the midfielder.

Leicester will face competition for Christie from Nice, with the midfielder’s future uncertain 

Christie’s future is one of a number of issues facing the new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou

Sportsmail understands, however, that former Celtic boss Rodgers is ready to try for his second Celtic player of the window after being frustrated in his pursuit of Odsonne Edouard.

The French Under-21 international’s projected move to Leicester looks to be off after negotiations stalled over a fee.

The FA Cup winners have now turned their attentions to RB Salzburg attacker Patson Daka instead.

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