Birmingham: Aston Villa have begun talks on a new deal for veteran American goalkeeper Brad Friedel, his agent said on Monday.
Friedel's current deal runs out in the summer, but the 39-year-old has been in good form of late and coach Gerard Houllier has indicated he would address a new deal before seaons's end.
The player's agent Tony McGill said: "We are in talks over a new contract. Brad is very happy at Villa. If Brad was not happy, he would not be talking over a new contract.