Celtic boss Ronny Deila suggests Tom Rogic's contract situation could be resolved soon

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The Australian has been linked with a move away from Parkhead.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has claimed that contract talks with Tom Rogic could reach a resolution in the very near future, the Daily Record reports.

The 23-year-old has been hugely impressive for the Scottish Premiership side at times this season, so it was hardly surprising that there was speculation suggesting that he was being lined up as a target for other clubs.

A report in The Scottish Sun in February claimed Championship side Leeds United were keen on the exciting attacking midfielder, and that he was interested in potentially pursuing a move somewhere south of the border. However, Deila has insisted that the Australian wants to stay at Parkhead, and that an agreement over a new deal may not be too far away.

"When Tom is at it, as he is just now, he is a top player," he told the Record.

"The message is clear that he is a player we want to sign. He wants to stay as well so hopefully this is something that should happen quite soon."

It would provide a major boost for the Hoops if they were able to convince the former Central Coast Mariners man to commit his future to the club. 

After a quiet first few years with the team, Rogic has made a huge impression this term, scoring seven times and bagging five assists in the league to help the Bhoys put themselves on course for a fifth successive title. 

And if they do go on to clinch the league crown, it may be Rogic's stunning last-minute strike that gave them a victory against Kilmarnock that is pinpointed as the moment that the title battle with Aberdeen started to become a one-horse race.

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