MILLWALL captain Danny Shittu is set to put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the club, NewsAtDen understands.
The Lions have been in negotiations with Shittu since March but talks are set to finally be concluded before the weekend, with the centre-back expected to sign a two-year deal.
The news comes as a timely boost to Millwall, who this week saw influential winger Chris Taylor reject fresh terms in South London with a view to joining Blackburn Rovers instead.
In the absence of injured club skipper Paul Robinson, Shittu, 32, was a talismanic leader for the Lions last season and it had been feared the Nigerian would move on in the wake of Kenny Jackett's resignation.
But a deal to keep him at The Den is due to be sewn up within the next 48 hours, ensuring Millwall do not lose a second key player in a matter of days.