SOCCEROOS midfielder Mile Jedinak is on the verge of signing a new contract with English Premier League club Crystal Palace, according to the club's stand-in manager.
Jedinak, who has represented Australia 41 times, has played all nine Premier League matches for Crystal Palace this season as the recently-promoted club struggles in the English top flight.
The London club have one win and eight losses from the opening nine rounds to sit bottom of the Premier League, with that run costing Ian Holloway his job as manager last week, but Jedinak, the club's captain, looks set to extend his time at Selhurst Park.
Keith Millen, Holloway's former assistant, and Crystal Palace's interim manager, has revealed Jedinak has all but signed an extension to his contract, which is due to expire at the end of the season.
"It's not been signed yet but I think it's almost been agreed," Millen said on Thursday.
"Mile's been a great servant to the club.
"He's a captain, he's a leader and we want him to stay.
"We know he's happy at Crystal Palace."
Jedinak has played 90 times for Crystal Palace since he joined the club before the 2011-12 season from Turkish club Genclerbirligi, while the powerful midfielder effectively kick-started his career with Central Coast Mariners in the A-League from 2006 to 2009.