Jeremy Toulalan has revealed that he is close to agreeing a long-term contract extension at Lyon.
The France international is set to see his current deal expire in June 2012, but is keen to prolong his association with the club past that point.
The 27-year-old admits talks regarding fresh terms are now set to be opened, with both player and club keen to reach an agreement.
Toulalan told Le Progres: "We should reach an agreement soon that will take me through to 2015.
"Both parties are keen to do a deal. The president [Jean-Michel] Aulas told me last year that he wanted to extend my contract and that we would discuss things after the World Cup.
"After everything that happened there, I decided it would be best to wait a while.
"Then the president came back to me looking to start negotiations, although I didn't really want to sign an extension at a time when I wasn't playing well."
Toulalan has struggled for form since being caught up in the shambles that was France's showing at the 2010 World Cup and is thankful to Lyon for sticking by him.
He added: "Throughout the last six months, which have been difficult for me, the club has helped me a lot.
"They didn't have to because I got myself into that situation. But they have been great to me, and both I and my family enjoy living here."