The winger's contract at Vitality Stadium is due to expire in June and he is currently enjoying a loan spell at Championship side Hull City.
Howe told the Daily Echo: “I'm delighted for Marc.
“I'm in regular contact with him. I've watched quite a bit of his action for Hull.
“He's doing really well. He's scored some key goals for them.
“Marc will feel good that he's playing again. I know he's keeping a very close eye on things here as well.
“I think we need to make a call on what's best for Marc and we'll have talks at the end of the season."