"I don't want to go anywhere," he told the Stoke Sentinel. "I want to stay at Stoke and spend the best four years of my life here.
"I have been trying to sort out a contract for a couple of weeks.
"I am just waiting to hear back from the club, but am hoping to get something resolved over the next few days.
"I have been down the order in terms of earnings. I signed a new contract last year when I was one of the best players in the team at that time. I am not being greedy, but I do feel I deserve to be on a par with the top earners."