Tony Pulis is determined to tie Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen down to a new deal at the Britannia Stadium, as he believes he plays a key role both on and off the pitch.
The 35-year-old Danish international will be out of contract at the end of the season, and is free to open discussions with potential suitors in January.
"It's important we try to get something sorted," Pulis told the Stoke Sentinel. "The club feels it's important and I feel it's important.
Sorensen started the season as second-choice stopper behind Asmir Begovic, but has recently won his place back in the Potters starting line-up. Either way, the experience he brings and his role within the squad is so important that Pulis wants to secure his future.
"Thomas has been a big part of what we have been doing at this football club over the last four years," he added.
"During the time he was out of the Premier League team, his attitude has been fantastic.
"He has shown a great commitment by the way he has handled that situation. We have a good dressing room here and he is one of the reasons for that."