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Ronny Deila clarifies situation regarding future of Tom Rogic

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The Bhoys manager says that the club are working hard to agree a contract extension for Tom Rogic.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has moved to dispel any rumours that the club would be willing to let Tom Rogic leave amidst reported interest, telling reporters that they are working to agree a new contract for the midfield star, as quoted by the club's official Twitter account.

The Australian midfielder has been linked with a move away from Parkhead in recent days with it being reported that the 23-year-old had rejected a new deal with the Scottish champions after a string of impressive performances this season.

However, Deila insisted that Rogic remains in his plans for the future and confirmed that work is ongoing to convince the player to extend his stay in Glasgow.

The Norwegian told reporters, as quoted by the club's Twitter account: "We are working to get that renewed. He's in our plans for the future.

"Talks haven't stopped at all, and things are keeping on as normal."

Rogic was signed from Central Coast Mariners in his home country in 2013 but injuries and tough competition for a place in the Celtic starting XI have seen him play just 44 times for the club in nearly three years.

He was loaned back to Australia midway through his debut campaign in Scotland, joining Melbourne Victory for the second half of the 2013-14 season in a spell which was hampered by recurring injuries.

These problems continued upon his return to Celtic in the summer of 2014, and after missing the World Cup he missed the entirety of last season following two operations on a groin issue.

He has finally started to experience some success in the first team this season, scoring seven goals in 29 appearances, but has played just once since mid-January due to an ankle knock.

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