Martin Laursen has welcomed the prospect of opening new contract talks with Aston Villa.
"We had a quick chat just before the season ended. He said he was happy with me and I told him that I am happy here as well. I like to play here. I like to play in England. It suits my game very much, so yes, we can talk about that."
The former AC Milan defender added: "I don't think we have to worry that much about the injury coming up again. I think it was a bad injury and you can get that, and that is it, we know I don't have a perfect knee but I think that everyone is very happy with my knee - the officials, my doctor, myself.
"Yes, I don't have a perfect knee but I am fit now and I am playing now - so I don't think it will have to be written into a contract."