A-League and Australian transfer news & rumours: Tom Rogic to the Premier League, Brisbane Roar chasing former Danish international

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Goal takes a look at the latest transfer news and rumours from the A-League and Australians abroad

Football and rumours go hand in hand and we've got you covered with all the whispers swirling around this week in Australia.


Tom Rogic to the Premier League?


Socceroos and Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is reportedly a prime target for Premier League side Southampton - who are currently knee deep in a relegation battle.

First signed by the Scottish giants in 2013, the 25-year-old has one year left on his contract at Celtic and has been stalling on a contract extension.

Southampton are rumoured to have had a scout at Celtic's recent game against Rangers to watch the Aussie, with Rogic responding by scoring his side's fourth goal in a 5-0 thumping which sealed Celtic another Scottish title.

Currently 18th in the Premier League with three games in hand, Southampton are just one point from safety and have a history of poaching Celtic talent having previously signed Victor Wanyama, Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk from the club.

Tom Rogic Celtic


Brisbane Roar eyeing another great Dane


Fresh from securing Adam Taggart, John Aloisi is set to add another big name to his squad in the form of Danish winger Tobias Mikkelsen.

The Courier Mail is reporting that Brisbane have all but secured the 31-year-old's services for next season with an official announcement not expected until next month.

Mikkelsen has played eight times for the Danish national team and is currently playing for local Superliga side Nordsjælland.

The right-footed Dane has also spent stints in Germany with Greuther Fürth and in Norway with Rosenborg where he won the league and cup double in 2015.

Should Mikkelsen join the Roar, he'll link up with fellow Danish player Thomas Kristensen.

Tobia Mikkelsen


Lawrence Thomas attracting Middle East interest


About to play in a grand final with Melbourne Victory, shot stopper Lawrence Thomas appears to be turning heads in the Middle East.

Reports suggest Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr have been scouting the Victory keeper, who is off contract at the end of the season.

Thomas has been with Victory since 2011 but has only established himself as their first-choice number one over the past two years.

The 25-year-old was particularly impressive in his side's semi-final win against Sydney FC, only caught out by two very unfortunate own goals. 

Lawrence Thomas


Central Coast calling for Jack Clisby


Free agent Jack Clisby looks set to call the Central Coast Mariners home next season after being released by Western Sydney Wanderers.

FourFourTwo is reporting that incoming coach Mike Mulvey is keen to make the defender one of his first signings after the club finished last season with the wooden spoon.

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The 26-year-old has previously played with Perth Glory and Melbourne Heart, making the Mariners his fourth A-League club should he sign.

As it stands Central Coast have just 14 contracted players after parting ways with several names at the end of the season. 

Jack Clisby Wanderers

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