Real Madrid are believed to be closing in on a deal to keep Sergio Ramos at the club until 2017.
Reports in Spain suggest the finer details of a new contract for the Spain international have already been agreed.
It is not expected that pen will be put to paper until the end of the season, but Real are keen to put everything in place.
The Primera Liga giants are aware that the versatile defender has attracted interest in recent transfer windows, with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City reported to be keen.
Real are keen to ensure that Ramos remains with them for the foreseeable future, though, as he is integral to their long-term plans.
It is understood that a six-year contract is on the table, on improved financial terms.
It is also claimed that a buy-out clause will be placed in the contract meaning any interested party would have to part with €100million (£85m) in order to land Ramos.
The 24-year-old World Cup winner has been at Santiago Bernabeu since 2005 and has matured into one of Europe's top defenders during that time.
He has regularly expressed his commitment to Real over recent times but is keen to steer clear of contract talk for now.
"That is an issue for my agent," he told reporters when pressed on whether a new deal was imminent.