Crystal Palace club captain Mile Jedinak is close to signing a new contract with the Premier League's bottom side, according to caretaker manager Keith Millen.
The 29-year-old's contract is set to expire in the summer and has been in negotiations with the Eagles since the start of the season.
Despite the departure of former Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway, Millen believes Jedinak and Palace are close to agreeing a new deal.
"It's not been signed yet but I think it's almost agreed," Millen told London24.
"Mile's been a great servant to the club. He's a captain, he's a leader and we want him to stay. We know he's happy at Crystal Palace."
Despite the prolonged negotiations, Australia international Jedinak insists his intention is to stay at the London side but said he will need to be patient before negotiations are completed.
"I do want to stay in the Premier League and I do want to stay at Crystal Palace," Jedinak explained to The Daily Examiner.
"It is what it is at the minute. Only time will tell."
The 29-year-old has been an integral part of Crystal Palace's side since arriving at the club from Turkish side Genclerbirligi in 2011.
Jedinak has featured in all of Crystal Palace's nine Premier League games this season.
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