Skysports.com understand Premiership new boys Watford are ready to offer Lloyd Doyley a new deal.
The Hornets have opened talks with Doyley over a contract extension at Vicarage Road.
Doyley has just over a year to run on his current contract and Watford are hoping to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
Doyley was instrumental in Watford's promotion push last season and he was one of the most consistent players in their side.
The 23-year-old has come through the ranks at Watford and he is highly-thought of at Vicarage Road.
Adrian Boothroyd is keen to keep hold of his squad as he prepares for the new season and is hoping to agree a deal with Doyley soon.