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Rogic's preferred transfer destination revealed as Premier League club circles

02:00 BST 03/07/2019
Tom Rogic Celtic
The speculation rages on about the playmaker with his future still not certain

Celtic star Tom Rogic wants a move to the Premier League with one English club circling amid speculation of a significant offer from Russian giants Zenit Saint Petersburg.

The Herald Scotland has claimed the 26-year-old's Scottish Premiership club will imminently receive a £9 million (AU$16m) bid from Zenit for the player, with a lucrative contract set to also be offered.

However the Russian bid is well short of Celtic's £15m valuation of Rogic, with his contract at Parkhead not expiring for another four seasons.

The Australian midfielder faces a tough decision on his future as he prefers a transfer to England's top flight, according to the Evening Times, with Southampton and Leicester City previously showing strong interest.

Rogic has become a pivotal part of Celtic's team as their number 10 since joining from Australian club Central Coast Mariners in 2013.

However the club and fans have become frustrated with his fitness in recent times, with the player already ruled out of the Hoops' Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo on July 10 with an ankle injury.

The Socceroo playmaker also missed 10 league games at the start of 2019 because of a knee issue following his return from national duty at January's Asian Cup in the UAE.

Question marks have also been raised over Rogic's endurance, with only eight of his 35 appearances lasting the full 90 minutes last season.

Zenit have believed to be interested in the Canberra-born star since he played against them for Celtic in a Europa League match in February 2018.

The Russians have identified a need for playmaker to increase their creativity in attacking midfield and the Australian has become their no.1 target.

Rogic contributed five goals and six assists for the Hoops across all competitions last campaign.