Germany defender Philipp Lahm said Thursday he is waiting for a signal from Bayern Munich's bosses to extend his contract past 2012 and wants to commit his long-term future to the German giants.
Lahm, 26, who has been nominated for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award, is under contract at Bayern until June 2012 and wants to sign an extension.
"Things are going well at the moment and I am waiting for a signal from the board," he told Munich newspaper TZ.
Lahm and fellow Ballon d'Or nominee Bastian Schweinsteiger, also 26, are in a special category, according to Bayern's sporting director Christian Nerlinger.
"We will do everything we can to keep them - preferably for their entire careers," said Nerlinger.
Bayern traditionally use January's winter break to discuss contracts with players.
Lahm has said he wants to win titles at Bayern and says he is happy with the way the team are playing under coach Louis van Gaal.
He has won 75 caps for his country and with regular captain Michael Ballack injured, Lahm led Germany to third place at the World Cup in South Africa.
Bayern are currently 11th in the Bundesliga and 12 points behind leaders Mainz after a poor start to the season, but are top of their Champions League group with three wins.