Tom Rogic: Celtic midfielder is summer target for Southampton

Tom Rogic has scored in each of his four appearances against Rangers this season
Rogic has scored in each of his four appearances against Rangers this season and is set to play for Australia in this summer's World Cup

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is a top summer target for Premier League club Southampton, BBC Scotland has learned.

The Australia international, 25, has one year left on his contract with the newly-crowned Scottish champions.

And manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his desire to keep Rogic.

Southampton, one point from safety in the battle to avoid relegation from England's top flight, have been monitoring Rogic for months and had a scout at Sunday's 5-0 win over Rangers.

Rogic was on target as Celtic clinched their seventh successive title, taking his tally for an injury-interrupted season to eight goals - and four in four games against their Old Firm rivals.

The Australian moved to Glasgow from the Central Coast Mariners in January 2013, making a six-month loan return to his homeland with Melbourne Victory the following year.

Since becoming a Celtic regular during the 2015-16 season, Rogic has collected three league titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

Southampton signed midfielder Victor Wanyama from Celtic in 2013, with goalkeeper Fraser Forster (2014) and defender Virgil van Dijk (2015) making the same move in subsequent years.

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