Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed he is in discussions with Manchester United over a contract extension with the Premier League leaders.
Ronaldo is under contract with United until 2010 but he has been linked with a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona at the end of this season.
“We have talked and I hope to reach an agreement as soon as possible but nothing has been decided yet. I would like to stay,” the 22-year-old told Portuguese radio Antena 1.
“Everyone knows I really like Spain, that I would like to play in Spain one day but I am happy here at Manchester.
“If I don’t leave now, if I leave in two, three, four, five years, I would be happy, I am at a great club,” he added.
“You can never be certain of anything in life but as I said I am happy here and I want to stay here. In football there are no guarantees,” said Ronaldo.
He joined Manchester United from Lisbon-based Sporting for £12 million in August 2003 on a five-year contract, which was subsequently re-negotiated in 2005.