Brendan Rodgers has hailed Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic as a "massive talent" and outlined his desire to keep him at Celtic.
The 25-year-old has won a swag of domestic trophies since joining from Central Coast Mariners in 2012 and become a firm fan favourite for his knack of scoring in Old Firm derbies.
His impressive performances, which include 20 league goals across the last three seasons, have reportedly fuelled interest from clubs in England.
Rogic has one season remaining on his contract in Glasgow and Hoops boss Rodgers is making no secret of his hope to see the playmaker agree a new "long-term" deal, although he admits that's far from a formality.
"Tom is a brilliant player, but you have to respect that a player's career is short," Rodgers told the Daily Express.
“I don't think he is questioning the club, I don't think he is questioning anything here.
"In the last couple of years, he has been sensational. It's just a life decision. Tom and his wife are from Australia.
"If you are a Celtic supporter, you probably can't think of a better place to be in the world than Celtic. But there are warmer and drier places!
"Tom's a massive talent and we hope we can keep him here. There's nothing sinister in it.
"He'll take his time and I'll always support players, whatever their decisions are."
Rogic appears set to feature prominently in Bert van Marwijk's plans for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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