Liverpool have reportedly offered defender Martin Skrtel a new three-year deal to remain at Anfield until the summer of 2018.
According to the Mirror, the Reds' hierarchy is worried about losing yet another experienced star and are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
Skrtel, who joined the Merseyside club in 2008 from Russia's Zenit St Petersburg has become an integral part of the team and is said to be an influential person in the dressing room. The defender has been one of the highlights of Liverpool's disappointing season and with Steven Gerrard set to depart to the MLS this summer, the club so not want to lose yet another experienced star.
The Slovakian international will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season. The report claims that the defender is a target for Serie A side Napoli and Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.
However, Skrtel has made it clear that he wishes to continue his stay at Anfield and is ready to pen an extension despite Brendan Rodgers' side looking unlikely to qualify for next season's Champions League.
"I am not leaving anywhere. Not to Wolfsburg nor to Naples," Skrtel said.
His agent further reiterated his client's statement, when he confirmed that they are working out the details over a contract extension to remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future.
The Northern Irishman is making sure that all his senior stars are tied down to new deals ahead of the summer transfer window to avoid speculation regarding their future. Skrtel will become the fourth player to commit his future to the club after Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson put pen-to-paper on new long-term deals over the course of the season.
Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe are two other players the manager wants to tie down, but the young wingers are yet to agree new deals, with reports stating that the latter is close to a new five-year deal.