Tony McMahon has confirmed he wants to stay at Middlesbrough, with his current contract set to expire in the summer.
The 25-year-old defender has come through the youth ranks at Boro and played over 100 senior games.
His current deal is due to expire, but he insists he is happy to wait until the summer, and that manager Tony Mowbray has already told him he wants him to stay at the club.
"There's been some talks," said McMahon.
"The manager has said he wants me to stay and come the end of the season we'll sit down and sort it all out.
"I've always said I want to stay at Boro. I've been here a long time. I've worked hard to still be here.
"Speaking about my contract will probably come at the end of the season now."
Meanwhile, Mowbray has confirmed he will keep an eye on Polish trialist Patryk Malecki after the 23-year-old spent a few days on Teesside this week.
"Obviously you can't make any permanent moves outside the transfer window," he said.
"It was just an opportunity for both of us. I think he was allowed by his club to come and have a look at us and we would have a look at him and see how he enjoyed the three or four days he was here.
"We'll see what happens. First and foremost, we don't know what league we're going to be playing in. We need to see what the budget is for next year before deciding on whether or not we take this a stage further.
"For me, this was just a case of having a look at a player who we feel might be an option for us. If he is, we can go back and address it.
"As for his time here, he obviously has talent. He's a Polish international footballer so he knows what to do with a ball. He did okay when he was here."