Skysports.com understands that Nottingham Forest have opened contract talks with Luke Chambers.
The defender has entered the final year of his current deal and Forest are keen to tie him down on fresh terms.
Chambers has developed at pace over recent years and became an integral part of the first-team set-up last season, earning him the club's Player of the Year award.
His partnership with Wes Morgan at the heart of the back four has allowed Forest to build on solid foundations, with there few defensive concerns on Trentside at present.
Chambers has often expressed a desire to stay on at the City Ground, with the club having allowed him to step up into the Championship.
He has worked hard during his four years with the club to become a regular and believes he is in the best place for his career.
Forest are hoping he will now agree an extension, with Steve McClaren's decision to hand the 25-year-old the captain's armband this season a sign of just how important he is to the club.