Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful midfielder Marouane Fellaini will be with the club next season.
The ex-Everton midfielder is out of contract in the summer, and has been linked to a host of clubs on the continent.
The Belgium international has been quoted in the press back in his homeland that he is unhappy at not being offered a new deal sooner.
But Mourinho allayed any fears that he is not wanted. He said: “I’m still positive. He’s important. He has a different position in relation to other players with his contract because we can control other players’ destiny in another way, in Marouane’s case the destiny is in his hands.
“He knows I want him to stay, the club wants him to stay, he has an offer from us and it’s up to him yes or no. I am still positive as he likes to be here, he likes the feeling of the manager trusting him and I think there is a good chance for him to stay, but if he leaves so be it.”