Celtic look to extend Thomas Rogne deal

Celtic have opened talks with Thomas Rogne aimed at extending the Norwegian defender's contract.

The 21-year-old arrived in Glasgow from Stabaek on freedom on contract in January 2010, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Rogne has started 32 games for the Scottish Premier League leaders, scoring twice.

"There's been a few talks," revealed Rogne. "I'm very pleased to stay here. Hopefully I will stay for a long time."

Rogne was rested as Celtic secured their 16th consecutive Scottish Premier League win with a 2-0 victory over Dunfermline on Wednesday.

And leaders Celtic will move 23 points ahead of Rangers if they beat Motherwell on Saturday.

However, Rogne insists their will be no slacking off from his team-mates at Celtic Park.

"It's a big gap and of course we're happy with that gap," he said.

"But we know we're on a good run and we want to keep it going. We don't want to be complacent.

"We need to be professional and just look at every game and go for three points.

"We're playing well but we need to keep it going because you never know what's going to happen ion football.

"I know you guys want me to say the league is over but it's not. We're looking to the next game and that's our focus.

"We have been thinking about the next game all season and it has been working so far."

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