Crystal Palace assistant manager Dougie Freedman is hoping Nathaniel Clyne can be persuaded to stay put.
The highly-rated defender is set to hold talks with Eagles boss George Burley this week in an effort to resolve any outstanding issues regarding his future.
At present he continues to be linked with an imminent exit from Selhurst Park, with Birmingham and Burley among those reported to be keen.
Palace have reluctantly seen a number of players head for the exits this summer, with financial problems keeping their hands tied, but since they have secured new investment they insist there is no need to part with anybody else.
That includes teenage full-back Clyne, who Freedman believes would be best advised to stick with Palace, the club who have helped him to become one of English football's most sought-after budding talents.
He told the Croydon Advertiser: "Nathaniel is a fantastic young player and we both feel he is still nowhere near his full potential.
"We've spoken with him and told him he's already at the right club to develop and become an even better player.
"George will sit down with all the players next week and have a face-to-face chat with them. We want Nathaniel to stay and hopefully he will see that's the right decision."