Richard Dunne will be offered a lifeline to end his Aston Villa nightmare with a potential move to Celtic reports The People.
The Hoops were reportedly interested in the 31-year-old central defender last season after a number of fine performances by Dunne helped Aston Villa reach the Carling Cup final.
However, since the arrival of Gerard Houllier at Villa Park, Dunne’s time at the Midlands club has turned sour.
Having fallen out of favour at Aston Villa, Dunne has since landed himself in hot water after he was fined by the club for his drunken antics on a recent team bonding trip.
News of his availability has alerted the attention of Celtic who look set to reignite their interest in a player who is viewed as an ideal defensive addition to help shore up a leaky back-line at Celtic Park.
The Republic of Ireland international has been capped 64 times for his country, and has made 487 appearances for Everton, Manchester City and Aston Villa – showing a wealth of experience that is also particularly appealing to Celtic.
Bhoys manager Neil Lennon is keen to bring Dunne to Scotland, and despite the fact that he still has two years to run on his current Villa contract, he could be snapped up by Celtic for as little as £2million.