Sky Sports understands that Middlesbrough are hopeful of tying down prized asset Rhys Williams to a new long-term deal.
The Australian international has come through Boro's famed Academy and has emerged as one of the finest prospects outside the Premier League.
The 23-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal and Boro want to secure him to a new deal.
Williams has attracted a great deal of intention in the past 12 months and Bolton had a bid rejected for him in January.
The likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa, Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion are also all believed to have been keeping tabs on his situation.
The player himself had stated that he would look to leave Boro if they didn't get promotion this season, but now Williams is in talks over a new deal and could be set to commit his future to the Teesside outfit, which would be a huge boost to manager Tony Mowbray.
"Talks are ongoing between ourselves and the club," his agent Gary Williams told Sky Sports.