Arsene Wenger is confident Samir Nasri will commit his future to Arsenal this summer, while the Gunners' boss has also confirmed the young midfielder will not be sold to Manchester United.
Nasri has been at loggerheads with Arsenal chiefs as he and his representatives attempt to negotiate an improved deal, while the north London club are refusing to be held to ransom by the 23-year-old.
Wenger, however, believes Nasri - who joined Arsenal from Marseille in 2008 - will put pen to paper during the close season and help the Gunners end their trophy drought next year.
“We’ve got a little financial disagreement but I’ll try to make him [Nasri] sign a new contract. I’ll work on that this summer," the Arsenal boss told French radio station RTL.
"What is certain is that we won’t be selling Nasri to Manchester United.”
Whether or not United have been courting the France international remains to be seen, but Wenger has made sure to nip in the bud any suggestions that Nasri will be leaving Arsenal for Old Trafford.
United, meanwhile, are known to be in the market for midfielder reinforcements, but are more likely to attempt to bring Spurs star Luka Modric to Old Trafford during the transfer window.