Celtic's Ki Sung-Yueng could be set to make a surprise return to action on Saturday

The Hoops star midfielder was originally thought to be remaining in South Korea until he returned to fitness, however his arrival in Scotland has led to new reports

Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng could be in line to make a surprise return to Scottish Premier League action on Saturday when the Hoops take on Inverness, according to reports.

Scotland's Evening Times claims that the South Korea midfielder is in contention for a place in Celtic’s squad despite the midfielder having not trained for at least two weeks after being struck down with a mysterious illness in the past fortnight.

Ki missed Celtic's two previous matches prior to the international break, where he flew to his homeland for national team duty only to miss both matches due to illness.

The player’s father had revealed in the Korean press over the weekend that Ki had returned to his normal body weight after the illness.

Ki was allowed to fly back to the United Kingdom on Monday after the illness which saw him undergo brain scans and blood tests following nausea and dizziness.

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