Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to hand Adama Traore a contract extension.
Having kept him beyond the summer transfer window, the club are now looking for a show of commitment from the player and to protect their asset.
Traore has two years remaining on his current deal.
The idea of losing Traore for free is something nobody wants.
The coming months are therefore going to be very interesting indeed.
The Sun claimed recently that Wolves are looking to make Traore their highest-paid player on £120,000-a-week.
It remains to be seen what Traore will do regarding the impending extension offer, but the Birmingham Mail have provided a bit of information about where the player stands.
Apparently Traore is said to want to return to playing European football.
Wolves tasted the Europa League only a couple of seasons ago, but it could be some time before the club experiences that again.
The 25-year-old would welcome interest from a Champions League club.
The Birmingham Mail add that the chances of him extending are currently slim, although the insertion of a favourable release clause might tempt him to sign.
We might not have movement on this for a while
It would be no surprise to see this situation rumble on for a number of months.
Traore may wish to see how things pan out under Bruno Lage before agreeing to extend.
Should Wolves end up struggling, it could be that he pushes to leave.
And the club would definitely find it hard to sell if that happens, given his value would start to plummet.