Scarlets attack coach Mark Jones has stated that the club will open talks with Lions star Jonathan Davies over a new contract.
Davies played in all three Test matches during the British and Irish Lions 2-1 series victory over Australia earlier this month, winning plenty of praise for his performances.
The outside centre has been widely targeted by sides in England and France as a potential signing for next season after his contract expires, with Jones admitting it is down to the Scarlets to convince Davies they can be successful.
With fellow Lions star George North having left the club over the off-season to join Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership, Jones underlined the region's desire to keep their young talent at the Scarlets for the foreseeable future.
"Jon has a season left with us and we will start speaking to him as soon as he comes back from holidays," said Jones.
"Hopefully, he will settle down here for a long time further.
"We have to fulfil his ambition. Jon will be coming back from a very successful Lions tour and he is going to want to come back to an environment he feels is going to get the best out of him, so he can keep on playing for Wales and getting on future Lions tours.
"We want to keep hold of all of our Welsh international players. We definitely want to keep those players within the region.
'They've come through the system, they are the perfect example to the next crop of youngsters about what you can achieve and where you can achieve it.
"We want those players to be putting that Scarlet jersey on for a number of years yet."