Lions look to keep Abdou

  • Last Updated: September 28 2012, 16:48 BST

Millwall midfielder Jimmy Abdou is expected to sign a new contract next week, according to chief executive Andy Ambler.

Jimmy Abdou: Set to sign new deal

Abdou's agent flew in from France to open negotiations last Tuesday and Ambler said initial talks progressed smoothly.

The 28-year-old's current deal expires next summer and the extension will be a major boost to manager Kenny Jackett, who described him as his "best-ever signing" recently.

"There's no issue or major problem, it's just a normal negotiation and Jimmy wants to commit to staying at the club and we're delighted to try and put together a contract that he's happy with," Ambler told NewsAtDen.

"Discussions have been very amicable and we hope to have it all resolved within the next week.

"Jimmy's focused on playing Burnley and Bristol City at the moment, because we said we'd leave it until after these next two games. We'll revisit it after that."

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