Al-Ain chief executive Carlo Nohra is confident the United Arab Emirates club will hold on to Asamoah Gyan despite outside interest for the on-loan Sunderland striker.

Nohra claimed that Al-Ain, top of the UAE league, have "first option" on Ghana forward Gyan despite revelations that an unnamed Qatari club has made a bid for him.

The Black Cats have loaned Gyan to Al-Ain until the end of the UAE season, which finishes in mid-June, for a fee of £6million.

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