Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will extend his contract at Old Trafford this summer.
Ronaldo’s representatives are in talks with the club over extending the 22-year-old’s current deal, which runs until 2010.
“Discussions are ongoing so we’re not going to put a timeline against them,” Gill told BBC Radio Four. “The player wants to say, we want him to stay and I’m sure we’ll reach a satisfactory conclusion.”
Ronaldo has made no secret of a desire to one day play in Spain, but he has firmly stated that his immediate future is in Manchester.
“Every United fan can be reassured he won’t be leaving this summer,” added Gill. “It would be realistic to extend it by a further two years to 2012 – the same time that Wayne Rooney has signed for.”