Celtic boss Ronny Deila hasstressed his desire to keep Saints target Fraser Forster at Celtic Park.

Celtic had reportedly rejected a bid from Southampton for the England international keeper who was mostly a spectatorhe as the Hoops cruised through to the Champions League third qualifying round with a 4-0 win over KR Reykjavik at the BT Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh.

Doubles from defender Virgil van Dijk - a player who has previously been linked with Saints - and striker Teemu Pukki ensured the Scottish champions would be facing either St Patrick's Athletic or Legia Warsaw in the next round after sealing a 5-0 aggregate triumph.

After the match Hoops boss Deila revealed he had not felt the need to speak to his keeper, saying: "We want to keep Fraser. Of course we want to qualify for the Champions League so we want to keep him.

"He hasn't (indicated a desire to leave). He has done a good job since he has come to Celtic but Celtic have also been fantastic for him and I hope that will continue because we need our best players and he is a fantastic keeper.

"Something will happen in the end but if it happens now or in the winter or next summer, I don't know, we will see. But we have to keep on going.

"Things are happening around my players all the time but Fraser is an unbelievable professional and I know that he really wants to play in the Champions League."