Ronny Deila, then in charge of the Bhoys, claimed in February that the 24-year-old right-winger had rejected the club's offer of a new four-year contract, as reported by The Glasgow Evening Times at the time.
That raised speculation on the future of the Scotland international, with reports linking Forrest will a move away from Celtic Park this summer.
Rodgers has now stated that Forrest does have a future at Celtic, and that he would remain part of his team for the first half of the 2016-17 campaign.
“James is a talent,” Rodgers told The Scottish Sun about Forrest. “He’s gone off the radar in the last couple of years from where he was at. Hopefully in the next six months he can get back on track and see Celtic as the club for him.
“Does he have a future here? Very much so. His contract is up in December and he’s one I am looking forward to analysing.”
“I hope over the next six months James sees his future at the club,” added the former Liverpool manager. “Like with every player, we want them to be here and play for Celtic. But if they don’t want to be here? That’s absolutely fine.”