Kris Commons has told Sporting Life that he wants to remain at Celtic.
The 31-year-old’s current contract with the Bhoys runs out at the end of the season, and a new deal has yet to be agreed upon.
Former Scotland international Commons has now revealed his intention to carry on playing for Celtic, but he has admitted that his future is not in his hands.
"It is in the hands of Celtic, maybe? Peter Lawwell (chief executive), the board, they have all got a part to play if they want me to stay for the next couple of years,” SportingLife quotes him as saying.
"I have said that I don't want to leave, this is where I belong. I am comfortable here but everything has to be right for the club and myself.
"My agent is speaking to them, they are speaking to me, they want me to stay, I want to stay but we can't agree on something minute.
"If I was asking for the world I would think my future lay elsewhere but I don't feel like I'm being greedy. It is not ideal, at all. I am trying to concentrate on playing football and playing well.”
Celtic manager Ronny Deila wants Commons to remain part of his team and is quoted as saying: "I hope so too. We will see. We have a good communication so there is no problem there.
"We have no hard thoughts there. There are two different views just now but both of us want to solve it.”
Commons has been on the books of Celtic since 2011 and has established himself as one of the key players in Deila’s team.
It was the former Nottingham Forest and Derby County star’s goal earlier today that proved to be the difference between Celtic and Ross County at Victoria Park in Dingwall.
One suspects that a deal between Celtic and Commons will eventually be agreed upon. With the club wanting the forward to stay and the player himself happy to remain in Glasgow, it appears only a matter of time before an agreement is reached.