Leeds United have opened talks with popular midfielder Pablo Hernandez over a new contract.
The 32-year-old's deal expires at the end of the season, with the situation causing angst among the supporters.
Sportsmail understands Hernandez has started discussions about extending his stay, with club officials hopeful of agreeing terms.
Paul Heckingbottom has a degree of restructuring to undertake at Elland Road in the summer but views the Spaniard as part of his long-term plans.
Hernandez is believed to be keen on remaining at Leeds, even amid suggestions he could link up with old boss Garry Monk at Birmingham City.
The former Swansea man is the only first-team player who could leave for free in the coming months after a number of new contracts were handed out earlier this season.
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