Manchester United winger Juan Mata is set to be handed a new contract at the club.
The Daily Star has it that Mata is to be handed a surprise new deal at Old Trafford.
With his current deal up in June, the playmaker, 32, had been expected to leave on a Bosman transfer at the end of the season.
But it now seems United have decided to hand him a one-year extension option in that deal to ensure, should Mata leave, they can still command a transfer fee of around £5million.
Nevertheless, Mata, according to sources close to the club, is more than happy to stay for another 12 months.