In the wake of the announcement of the expansion of Australian football's A-League to 10 teams next season, the Wellington Phoenix are trying to stitch up a new contract for star striker Shane Smeltz.
Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert says they're confident they'll keep the All Whites marksman, who's currently leading the A-League's Golden Boot standings with three goals.
But Herbert says Smeltz is inevitably a target in an expanded A-League.
Football Federation Australia have confirmed the entry of two new teams, Gold Coast United and North Queensland.
FFA officials have also confirmed they are continuing discussions to expand the A-League further in 2010-11, with 12-14 teams the ultimate long-term goal.