Matthews would welcome new deal
Adam Matthews has pledged to "definitely" sign a new contract for Celtic if and when the offer is put on the table.
Hoops boss Neil Lennon revealed on Thursday that the Parkhead club had begun talks with the 20-year-old former Cardiff right-back, who signed a four-year deal in 2011, as well as Victor Wanyama, Thomas Rogne, James Forrest, Charlie Mulgrew and Gary Hooper.
Matthews spoke on the topic ahead of Saturday's SPL clash with Motherwell at Fir Park, where victory for the visitors could take them top of the league before the trip to Russia for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow.
He said: "The club has been great to me and I really enjoy being here so if I am offered a new deal I will happily sign, definitely.
"The club is massive. Champions League is one of the main things, obviously, but the fans are brilliant and it is an honour to play in front of them every week so I am happy to stay.
"Every player wants to play in the Champions League but I think even without it Celtic are a massive club, so I am happy here.
"The atmosphere against Benfica (last week) was probably one of the best - alongside an Old Firm game - that I have played in.
"It was great be a part of that so I am looking forward to the rest of the campaign."
Matthews is looking to silence his teasing team-mates in the Celtic dressing room as soon as possible by breaking his scoring duck at the Parkhead club.
He was mostly recently denied his first goal in green and white by a fine save from Raith Rovers keeper David McGurn during the Hoops 4-1 Scottish Communities League Cup third-round win at Parkhead in midweek.
Matthews said: "I am starting to think it is never going to come.
"But hopefully, if I keep hitting them as well as I did against Raith, one of them will go in and hopefully it will be quite soon because some of the boys are giving me a bit of hassle about it.
"This season I have had more opportunities to score which I am happy with.
"I am getting in the positions to have a chance so hopefully I can take one of them and then get a couple more.
"I can't set a higher standard than one so that's what I am looking for this season - and take it from there next season."
Matthews is also looking to keep quiet the Scotland internationals at Celtic next month when Wales play against the Scots in their crucial World Cup qualifier in Cardiff.
The Welsh lost 2-0 at home to Belgium and 6-1 away to Serbia in their opening two qualifiers while Scotland drew against the Serbs and Macedonia at Hampden.
Winger James Forrest and skipper Scott Brown could both be playing against Matthews in a game where defeat for Scotland could effectively end their qualification hopes, which are already slim.
The Celtic defender smiled when alerted to that prospect.
"Obviously I want them (Scotland) to do well for Brownie and James but I am hoping Wales qualify before them.
"It is going to be an exciting game for both sets of fans and I am excited about it.
"I'm sure as it gets closer I will get a few comments from Brownie and James so there will be good banter in the dressing room.
"We are quietly confident we can give them a good game and hopefully get the win.
"We have a good team, we didn't show it against Serbia, which was an unacceptable performance, but against Belgium with 10 men we showed what we can do and were unlucky in the end."