Derby County have signalled they have held positive talks over a new contract with star man Kris Commons.
The Scotland international can leave Pride Park as a free agent in the summer, but the Rams are desperate to keep hold of the 13-goal forward.
SPL giants Celtic and Rangers are following Commons' activity with great intent and have both been linked with a move for the 27-year-old performer.
But Derby chief executive Tom Glick insists the Championship side are hopeful of holding onto their prized asset.
"The discussions we have had with Kris over the last few weeks have been positive and I think we have progressed. We have taken some meaningful steps," Glick told The Derby Telegraph.
"I don't want to get into specifics about where we are, we will just say this is a substantial week for us. We have meetings with Kris and his representatives, and we remain optimistic.
"We recognise what a great season he has had and that he is a key player for us and a popular player. For all of those reasons we are looking for him to continue at Derby.
"That is what I am focused on and what the manager is focused on, and we hope we are successful."