Manchester United defender Rafael is keen to sit down with Old Trafford officials and discuss the possible renewal of his Red Devils contract. (Goal.com)
The Brazilian full-back has less than two years remaining on his current £60,000-a-week deal, and is eager to secure his long-term future with the Premier League giants.
However, Louis van Gaal is yet to be fully convinced by the 24-year-old, and is certainly in no rush to open negotiations with the defensive liability over an extension.
And, with Dani Alves linked with a possible move to Manchester United next summer, it remains to be seen whether the Dutch coach views Rafael as his long-term solution at right-back.
The South American has made over 100 first-team appearances for the Red Devils, but faces a make-or-break season to prove his worth to Van Gaal moving forward.
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Holland assistant manager Danny Blind has revealed he rejected the offer of a coaching role at Manchester United during the summer, opting instead to renew his contract with the Dutch national team. (Telesport)
The 53-year-old - who was Louis van Gaal's right hand man at the World Cup - was presented with an opportunity to follow the new Red Devils boss to Old Trafford after the tournament, but chose to stay on with the KNVB working as No.2 to Guus Hiddink.
Free agent Victor Valdes was spotted in the Old Trafford crowd watching Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, increasing speculation the former Barcelona goalkeeper is poised to sign for the Red Devils. (Daily Mail)
The Spaniard's agent Gines Carvajal and another of his representatives have already met the Red Devils hierarchy with Louis van Gaal reportedly keen to wrap up a deal in the next fortnight.
Juventus director Beppe Morata has revealed that the club came close to completing a deal for Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao. (The Express)
The Colombia international ultimately completed a season-long loan move to Old Trafford from Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, but the Serie 'A' chief has insisted that he was keen on heading to Turin.
Dutch starlet Daley Sinkgraven has revealed he has had no contact from Manchester United after reports linking him with a move to Old Trafford. (talkSPORT)
The 19-year-old is believed to have attracted interest from Louis van Gaal after an impressive start to the 2014/15 campaign in the Eredivisie with Heerenveen.
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