Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Manchester United next season.
The Swedish striker who missed yesterday's victory over Middlesbrough through suspension, is determined to win the Premier League and will commit to the club for at least another 12 months.
Ibrahimovic, 35, signed a one-year contract with the option of another season when he joined on a free transfer from Paris St-German last summer and is now ready to invoke that clause.
It is also possible that a fresh option could be inserted into any new deal raising the prospect of Ibrahimovic - who has enjoyed an impressive debut season with United, which has seen him score 26 goals in 41 games in all competitions remaining at Old Trafford for a third year.
Meanwhile, Rudy Gestede last night insisted there was no bite from him or Eric Bailly during a clash between the pair towards the end of yesterday's match at the Riverside Stadium.
There were some unseemly scenes as players clashed following a coming together between the pair and Ben Gibson thought that team-mate Gestede had been bitten.
However, the Boro striker insisted: "We had a few words together, but it was nothing major. He gave me a hug and a kiss, that's it. I didn't feel anything.
"Ben thought he bit me, so that's why he reacted like he did. But I told him now we were just talking. There was no problem." © Daily Telegraph, London.