Ryan Shawcross insists there's no doubts about him signing his new contract.
Stokeâ€™s captain believes he owes a debt to manager Tony Pulis. And thatâ€™s why he looks certain to tie up his contract before Christmas.
"I want to stay and they want to keep me," he said, "the talks are on-going. Iâ€™m happy, the club is happy.
"But the main reason I want to stay is the gaffer. Heâ€™s been great to me throughout my time here and made me captain at a young age.
"Iâ€™ve told him I want to stay here.
"Heâ€™s improved me as a player every year â€” and he got me into the England squad because that was a goal of mine.
"Itâ€™s been an issue. But getting a call-up shows a Stoke player can get into the England squad and Iâ€™ve been in the last couple now.
"I donâ€™t want to go â€” even if a top four club comes in for me â€” but itâ€™s all down to the people above me now."