Marouane Fellaini has revealed he is keen to extend his Everton contract.
The midfielder, 23, has just over two years to run on his current deal and has said he hopes to negotiate fresh terms in the near future.
Blues boss David Moyes has expressed his desire to keep Fellaini and it appears that is a feeling reciprocated by the star.
"Everton are a club that really care about me," Fellaini said.
"My relationship with the manager is excellent and I'm delighted that he considers me a key player and wants to extend my contract.
"The discussions have not yet begun, but I don't suppose they are far off. For my part, I'm ready and waiting."
Fellaini is currently out with an ankle injury and has not played since being substituted in the 2-0 victory over Sunderland in February.
The former Standard Liege man has had an operation and is hopeful of returning to action before the end of the campaign.
"My operation went well,” he added. “The plaster came off on Monday and that'll allow me to fully begin my rehab.
"If everything goes well I hope to be able to help Everton at the end of the season. I'm happy with our recent results. We've not lost in the league since February 13 and a Europa League place is possible for us."