Reading manager Brian McDermott has revealed that winger Jimmy Kebe has been offered a new two-and-a-half-year contract.
Kebe's current deal with the Royals expires at the end of the season but he has been an important player for them so far this campaign, featuring in 20 matches.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Madejski Stadium in January, but McDermott insists that he wants the Malian to continue to play for his team.
"I spoke to Jimmy on Tuesday and I want him to stay, we made him an offer," he told Radio Berkshire.
"Jimmy now has to digest the offer."
"I've also spoken to the board and they have said he is going nowhere and that is where we are at this moment in time," added McDermott.
"It is a two-and-a-half-year-deal that we have offered him. The board have said they are not looking to sell him.
"I understand how it works and if he decided to see out his contract then that is up to him and if he decides to sign a new contract then we will be delighted."