Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has called on the club to end the furore surrounding Daniel Agger's future.
The Danish defender is attracting interest from Italian giants AC Milan, though his agent has insisted he is happy to stay at Anfield.
The Reds are understandably reluctant to part with the talented centre-half, but may see the issue taken out of their hands should they fail to convince Agger of his value to the club.
Talks over a new contract have stalled, much to the annoyance of Benitez, who now wants the issue resolved.
"The club have been too slow dealing with this and the player does not know where he stands," said the Spaniard.
"His situation is in the papers all the time now because we are not quick enough. I was talking with him and his agent, and it is clear that is the case.
"Daniel told me he wants to stay, and there is no doubt he is 100 per cent committed to the club. But they are waiting and waiting and do not know what is going on."
Benitez added: "It is true we could face a similar situation with other players, not just Agger.