Date: 16th May 2019 at 6:05am
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Porto are preparing a fresh bid for Olivier Ntcham.

Last summer Celtic rejected a £15m bid for the midfielder which would have tripled the fee that they paid Manchester City for the midfielder 12 months earlier.

Ntcham has been a shadow of himself this season, suffering two hamstring injuries and a loss of form that has left him on the bench over the last couple of weeks.

Despite a poor season The Sun reports:

Porto boss Sergio Conceicao is a long-term admirer of the Frenchman.

Conceicao has been tracking the 23-year-old for the past 12 months and has twice been thwarted in his efforts to prise him away from Parkhead.

Porto are resigned to losing skipper Hector Herrera on a free at the end of the season, with Atletico Madrid set to sign him and they have earmarked Ntcham to replace Herrera.

Based on his form this season a repeat offer of £15m is bound to be tempting for Celtic despite Ntcham signing a new deal tying him to the hoops until 2022 in November.

Completing a transfer is unlikely until Celtic announce their new manager who may or may not want to include the midfielder in their plans.

The 23-year-old hasn’t been involved in the full French international side and is likely to view a move to Porto as one that will enhance his hopes of breaking into the French team.