Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will sign a new deal, which will keep him at the club until at least 2012.
Ronaldo, 22, is under contract until 2010 but is reportedly keen to sign a new deal with the Premiership leaders.
“I think he came out and said 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 been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona and the Portuguese international admitted he would like to play in Spain before the end of his career.
“Everyone knows I really like Spain, that I would like to play in Spain one day but I am happy here at Manchester,” he said lasst week.
“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.
But Gill added: “Every United fan can be reassured he won’t be leaving this summer.
“It would be realistic to extend it by a further two years to 2012 – the same time that Wayne Rooney has signed for.”