Celtic are expected to re-open contract talks with Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata when the 27-year-old returns to the club from his World Cup campaign.

Boyata had held initial talks with the Parkhead side prior to his involvement with Belgium in Russia but his stock has risen after helping his country to win third place at the World Cup.

The Celtic defender played in the opening three group games for Belgium and will now be given a fortnight off as he gets some down time before returning to Lennoxtown.

Lazio and Fulham have been keeping tabs on Boyata’s displays and with just one year remaining on his current deal it could be that Celtic opt to cash in on the player if it appears that he is stalling on agreeing to a new contract with Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Speaking earlier in the campaign, Boyata told reporters from his homeland: "Right now, I am concentrating on the World Cup. I am not thinking about my future.

"I still have a year on my contract and we will see after the summer if I continue with Celtic again."

The player is set for fresh talks with Celtic after putting his immediate to future to one side over the last month in Russia.

Meanwhile, the Parkhead side are set to bank just under £1m for Boyata, Tom Rogic, Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa’s involvement at the World Cup.

FIFA pay $8,500 (£6424.81) per player per day “to recognise the contribution that football clubs make in the successful staging of the FIFA World Cup”.

The Parkhead side’s share was been boosted thanks to Lustig’s Sweden and

Boyata’s Belgium taking the third place spot.