Last Updated: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:36
Kevin Phillips is confident of securing a 12-month contract at Crystal Palace as he bids to become the Premier League's oldest scorer.
The veteran striker, who turns 40 next month, will be a free agent on July 1 when his Blackpool contract expires and he is looking to stay at Palace, where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
Phillips' extra-time penalty in the Championship play-off final against Watford secured the Eagles their place back in the Premier League and he has been in talks with boss Ian Holloway about staying at Selhurst Park for another year.
If Phillips does sign on he is also hoping to beat Teddy Sheringham's record as the oldest player to score in the top flight.
He told Sky Sports News: "At the end of this week I will start ticking over and getting ready for pre-season, and hopefully that will be with Crystal Palace.
"We're in conversations with them. The chairman and the manager have been away on holiday and it is only really in the last few days that we have made contact, but I spoke to the gaffer a couple of days after the play-off final and he made it clear that he wanted me to stay.
"Hopefully we can get it sorted in the next week so that I can report back with the rest of the lads. It is an exciting season ahead and to be a part of that would be fantastic."
He added: "If I can play in the Premier league next season, that would certainly be the time to call it a day. To finish at the top would be fantastic.
"There are a couple of records that I'd like to break still. I'd like to be the oldest Premier League scorer - I know Teddy Sheringham is at the moment but I've made it clear to him that I'd like to break his record."
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