Celtic are ready to hold talks with Anthony Stokes over a new contract when they return from their pre-season tour of Germany.
The 23-year-old has scored 40 goals in 82 appearances for the club since joining from Hibernian in August 2010.
Stokes netted 21 goals in 47 games last term as Neil Lennon’s men claimed the SPL title.
And with the Irishman entering the final year of his contract, the Hoops boss is keen for the forward to stay at Celtic Park.
Lennon told national newspapers: ““I’ve not heard a thing about other clubs being interested. He had a great season last year.
“He’s still young – still only 23 – even though he’s been around the British game for what seems a lot longer.
“There is scope for him to improve. He’s a goal scorer and I wouldn’t be in too big a hurry to let him go.
“He’s in the last year of his contract and that’s something we’ll be looking at over the next few weeks once we get back and talk things through.
“Every player has his price and Anthony would be no different in that regard. But 21 goals last year speaks for itself.”
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