Motherwell boss Craig Brown is optimisitic he can persuade winger Jim O'Brien to remain at Fir Park.
O'Brien impressed in helping Motherwell to a convincing 3-0 away win over Aberdeen on Saturday.
Aberdeen boss Mark McGhee has spoken of his desire to bring the former Celtic player to Pittodrie but Brown is determined to hang on to the 22-year-old.
"We will be disappointed if Jim O'Brien leaves. It is our intention to try to retain his services. We want Jim O'Brien to want to play for Motherwell," said Brown.
"I hope he will see that Motherwell is worth playing for. He is a smashing player and two weeks ago he scored two great goals at Kilmarnock. He didn't score today but he was a creator.
"He is always a great man to get you up the pitch when you give him the ball. You just can't get it back from him."