The in-form Jenkins has been the speculation of several rumours about his future this season, with the Lions reported to have offered the 27-year-old a $750,000 per season deal.
Jenkins’ stocks have gone through the roof this season, booting 37 goals in 12 games, as he and fellow forwards Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts and Tom Lynch have gone about forming a formidable forward line.
“We’re trying to avoid it becoming a distraction … Josh is really clear that he’s a required and wanted player at the footy club,” Pyke said.
“He’s really made some great strides and he’s indicated that he’s really keen to stay.
“So those two things add up to – a player who’s wanted and a player who wants to stay – well hopefully we can get something concluded in the near term.”
The Crows host North Melbourne at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.