Dean Smith confirmed that Brentford have been having talks with Harlee Dean's representatives over a new contract.
The Bees defender admitted as much last month but has remained quiet on the progress of those talks.
Smith didn't give much away but is clearly keen for Dean to remain at Griffin Park beyond the end of next season, when his contract expires.
He said: “Harlee's representatives have spoken to the club and it's up to them to sort out.
“He's become captain and had a really good season and long may that continue. I think he's matured as a player and become a top 10 centre half as well.”
Dean is set to lead the Brentford side out against QPR on Saturday.
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