LUTON Town have moved to end the possibility of Andre Gray leaving the club this month by offering the star striker improved contract terms.
The 21-year-old's deal was set to expire next summer but he has signed a one-year extension and is likely to have improved his wages to make him among the top earners at Kenilworth Road.
In return for committing his immediate future to the club, Gray could have struck an arrangement that means he can leave in the summer for the right price if the club fail to win promotion to the Football League.
“I want to go as high as I can,” Gray said earlier this month. “But I don’t want to get ahead of myself as I’m here for a reason. I’ll still keep working hard and hopefully achieve that one day."
Gray has been linked with a transfer this month after scoring 11 goals this season.
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett was at the game against Barrow to check on the form of the former Hinckley front man as he continues his search for a striker, while Peterborough are also understood to be tracking him.
“My agent already knows I don’t want to go in January, I don’t think,” said Gray. “My desire is to play in the Championship or Premier League.
"Unless an opportunity like that comes along I wouldn’t leave. I want to get promoted with this club. I’ve got the right understanding [with my agent]. I want to let my football do the talking.”
Luton signed Gray, 21, for £30,000 from Hinckley United in the summer and has scored eight goals in his last nine games.
“Andre been tremendous for us this season and has played a major part in our successes so far," Paul Buckle told the official club website.
"He is an integral part of what we're striving to achieve here, as he has shown already this season in their performances.”