Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne insists the club will do all it can to keep club captain Graeme Shinnie.
The Scotland international is out of contract in the summer and Milne is keen to see him remain at Pittodrie for several years to come.
Shinnie said last week that he would take his time over any decision as it was one of the most important of his career.
He joined the Dons in 2015 from Caley Thistle and has led the club in three cup finals while also making his international debut.
Alongside Gary Mackay-Steven, Andy Considine and Mark Reynolds, Shinnie sees his deal expire in the summer and Milne wants to make progress on securing his future.
He said: “Derek has been speaking both with Graeme and Gary – I think everyone sees what Graeme has given to the club since he started.
“He’s a central part of the team and he’s a fantastic captain, both on and off the park. He’s a huge influence on the whole squad.
“We’ll be doing all we can to try convince Graeme this is the right place to stay for another few years.”
Shinnie made his competitive debut for Scotland last month during the Uefa Nations League Group C1 match against Israel, while Mackay-Steven’s performances earned him a recall to the national setup after a near five-year absence.
Milne is also optimistic Aberdeen remain on track to match their finishes of recent seasons, with the 30-point mark achieved before the mid-way point of the campaign.
He also praised the level of consistency manager McInnes has achieved with the Dons, given their runner-up spots in the last four seasons and regular appearances in cup semi-finals.
He added: “December has always been quite a good month and if you look back every season, every club goes through a period where there’s inconsistent results. If managers were able to put fingers on that and rectify that the next week, they probably wouldn’t be operating in Scotland. They’d be much sought after somewhere else.
“But if you look at what Derek has achieved since he took over, it’s been very consistent.
“Every year we have been second, apart from the first season where we were there until virtually the last kick of the ball took that away from us.
“I don’t think we’ve had a manager at this club that has delivered that level of consistency since Alex Ferguson left.”