Stoke manager Tony Pulis is hopeful of keeping Thomas Sorensen after the goalkeeper asked for discussions over a new contract.
The Denmark international fell behind Asmir Begovic in the pecking order last season and declared earlier this month that he wanted to hold talks over his salary.
His current pay deal is reportedly based on appearances and he is keen to alter the terms of the agreement which has a year left to run.
If that is not an option there is a chance Sorensen will ask to leave the Britannia Stadium, but Pulis is determined to hang on to the 35-year-old.
"We are in a situation where Thomas has come to us about renewing his contract and that is brilliant for us," the Potters manager told The Sentinel.
"Thomas is a vital member of the squad. We will sit down and talk to him and his agent and hopefully get something sorted out."