The club’s record signing from Standard Liege has been linked with a summer move away from the club as Chelsea are said to be interested but Moyes has urged chairman Bill Kenwright to agree a new deal with the 23-year-old.
“I think talks have started now, even though I’ve not spoken to Marouane personally about it,” said Moyes.
“He’s really important to us, part of the furniture here now, and of course we want him to stay.
“He’s really important to us, part of the furniture here now, and of course we want him to stay. ”
“We did it with the likes of (Phil) Jagielka and (Leighton) Baines who are on long-term contracts. We want to keep building on that and obviously Marouane comes into that category.
“In the main, the chairman has done a really good job keeping hold of players, so we’ll see how we go with Marouane, too.”
Ryan Bowman has gone from being Motherwell's main man to a bit-part player but the striker is determined to regain his slot.
Manchester United and Liverpool’s see-sawing squabble for second place continues with a blockbuster lunchtime clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Hull boss Nigel Adkins is expected to make changes for the visit of Norwich.
Ramadan Sobhi is back in contention for Stoke after Paul Lambert took him aside last week to work on defensive aspects of his game.
John White will be missing for Chris Powell's Southend for their SkyBet League One clash against Doncaster.
QPR boss Ian Holloway will have defender Alex Baptiste back at his disposal for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with struggling Sunderland.
Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger was left frustrated and disappointed with his team after the 2-1 defeat to Salzburg on Thursday night.
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso lamented his side's poor teamwork in the 2-0 Europa League last-16 first-leg defeat to Arsenal on Thursday night.