The Australia midfielder is into the final year of his deal at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace have accelerated talks over a contract extension for captain Mile Jedinak after his accomplished start to life in the Premier League.
The 29-year-old starred in the Eagles’ midfield for a third game running as Ian Holloway’s side picked up their first top-flight victory of the season by beating Sunderland 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday, going close to scoring himself with a long-range effort.
It’s now understood that tying him down to a new long-term contract is a top priority for Holloway with his current deal well into it’s final year and the Socceroos enforcer likely to attract admiring glances from rival clubs when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Jedinak was brought to England by former boss Dougie Freedman – now manager of Bolton – on a free transfer from Turkish side Gençlerbirliği in June 2011 and has gone on to become an integral figure for Palace in the two years since his arrival.
The Herald Sun claim Holloway is keen to pair the Sydney-born midfielder with international team-mate Mark Milligan after it was revealed the South London club had increased their original $1 million offer that they hope will persuade Melbourne Victory to part with the 28-year-old.