Brentford boss Mark Warburton plans to hold further talks with striker Clayton Donaldson over his future in the next week.
The Bees star has smashed 10 goals in 22 games this season, but is entering the final six months of his current deal and is yet to be offered fresh terms.
League One rivals Wolves were interested in signing the hotshot in the summer, while Brentford are braced for more interest when the transfer window re-opens after an impressive start to the campaign.
However, Warburton wants to keep the 29-year-old at Griffin Park.
He said: “We’ve met with his agent several times to see what he’s looking for.
"Clayton’s one of our older players and he’s a very ambitious guy. He’s got aspirations to play in the Championship, but we want that to be with Brentford.
“Both parties will talk again before Christmas and see where we are.
“We didn’t pay a fee for Clayton. He’s provided a great service to the club and has certainly given us value for money. We’re looking to keep him.
“If Clayton’s enjoying his football and scoring goals he’ll be happy, and if he’s happy he’ll want to stay at Brentford.”