Brendan Rodgers does not see Dedryck Boyata leaving Celtic this summer

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fulham reportedly wanted to sign Dedryck Boyata from Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Celtic Manager, Brendan Rodgers (C) gives intructions during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and AEK Athens at Celtic Park Stadium on August 8, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told BBC Sport that he does not anticipate Dedryck Boyata leaving the club in the summer transfer window.

According to BBC Sport, Fulham wanted to sign Boyata from Celtic in the summer transfer window.

It was reported that the Cottagers - who will play in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship - made an offer of £8 million for the former Manchester City central defender, which the Hoops turned down.

Celtic manager Boyata has told BBC Sport that he "does not anticipate” losing the 27-year-old - who earns £14,000 per week, as salary, as reported by The Daily Star - in the summer transfer window.

Dedryck Boyata of Celtic looks dejected after the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Positive news for Celtic fans

Boyata is not exactly a ‘great' central defender, but the Belgium international is an important figure for Celtic and is one of the better players for manager Rodgers.

It is imperative that Celtic hold onto the 27-year-old, not just to succeed in Europe but also in domestic competitions in Scotland this season.

Dedryck Boyata of Celtic looks dejected after the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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