NEIL Harris says he is in "regular dialogue" with Gillingham loanee John Marquis – but stopped short of confirming that Millwall have promised the striker a new deal.
Gills boss Justin Edinburgh claimed after Marquis' match-winning strike against Bradford on Saturday that the Lions were negotiating a contract extension with the 22-year-old.
Harris, who previously admitted that Marquis' performances for the League One side were being closesly monitored, neither confirmed nor denied that an offer is on the table.
But Millwall's interim boss said the Lewisham-born forward's future will be resolved one way or the other at the end of the season.
"Nothing's really changed with John," Harris said. "We're waiting to see what happens with a lot of players' futures in the summer.
"John's done extremely well and, like I've said before, he's a player I know well. He's certainly been in my thoughts for a while.
"Before I took over from Ian Holloway, I watched him quite a lot for Gillingham and we're still watching him as much as possible.
"He's doing really well and there's regular dialogue between myself and John, just to see how he's getting on and to give him advice because we've known each other for a while.
"He's definitely in our thoughts for next year and more conversations will happen when we sit down with him at the end of the season to see where we go next."