Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has calmed fears that highly-rated full-back Nathaniel Clyne will be out of contract at the end of the season.
Clyne is currently considering a new deal at Selhurst Park and there were claims the 19-year-old's present contract runs out next summer.
However, Parish is happy for Clyne to take his time regarding the club's offer, with the defender having been the subject of a bid from Birmingham City during the last transfer window.
"Nathaniel has got a year-and-a-half to run and there's a lot of water to go under the bridge," Parish told the South London Press.
"He could be on a lot more money than he is on, but he's thinking about that offer.
"We don't want these guys thinking about it every day - they need to concentrate on their football as well.
"I don't think it is a question that Nathaniel doesn't want to sign a contract - at this stage he wants to keep his options open and that's fine.
"That's the best thing to do in order to get a better contract or get the move he might want to the Premier League. We're all in a good place - me, his agent and the player."