Brendan Rodgers suggested to Moussa Dembele that he should join him at Leicester City last summer, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The France international was the subject of a high profile transfer window last year, when it was widely anticipated that he would leave Celtic Park, despite the best interests of those behind the scenes at the Bhoys.

Dembele would eventually exit Glasgow to head for Lyon, and he and Rodgers embarked on a public falling out, although it would appear that there was more to proceedings than would meet the eye, to which we got an initial taste of when the forward reacted to the former Liverpool boss leaving Celtic to head to England last week.

Rodgers was desperate to keep the Frenchman at Celtic Park, initially turning down offers from the French outfit, with the caveat that the former Fulham forward would be taken with him to either Newcastle United or Leicester City.

It has been suggested by a friend of the 22-year-old, that the Northern Irishman told Dembele that he was keen to leave the Bhoys himself last summer, and that he would take his attacking star with him wherever he went.

That did not materialise however, as no position became vacant at either St James’ Park or the King Power Stadium until recently, when Rodgers inherited the Foxes hot seat.

Dembele beat his former manager to the exit door at Celtic Park, meaning that there will be no reunion for the pair at Leicester anytime soon.

These latest revelations further bring into question the integrity that Rodgers supposedly prides himself on. Bhoys fans were disappointed he chose to leave when he did, and they will be shocked to know that the Foxes boss was planning his escape from Glasgow as far back as last summer.

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