SCOTT Parker says he has not discussed the potential of extending Gary Cahill's Cherries contract beyond this summer.

The 36-year-old has been a key performer since arriving at Vitality Stadium as a free agent over the summer.

The former Chelsea and England star penned a one-year deal and has played in 19 of the club's 25 Championship matches so far, forging a strong partnership with Lloyd Kelly when both have been fit and available.

Asked if there had been any discussions about potentially extending Cahill's stay beyond the summer, Parker said: "No, no conversations at the moment.

"Gaz is comfortable in terms of that. I'm sure it will be a decision for both sides really, not just our side.

"I've been nothing but impressed with Gary Cahill since he's walked in. He's been absolutely superb in everything.

"Didn't expect anything less, to be honest with you.

"For someone of his age to have contributed to the amount of games he has, and at times Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, three games a week, to do what he has done for us so far has been incredible really.

"Those conversations will wait on and we'll see when we know what the full script is with us in terms of where we are this year and we'll have those conversations then."