Manchester United will trigger contract extension clauses on four first team stars that will stop them from holding talks with other clubs in January.
According to reports, the Red Devils are ready to extend the deals of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Daley Blind.
All are out of contract at the end of the current season but Manchester United have the option to extend their deals by a further 12 months, tying them at the club until summer 2019.
The call follows an earlier decision to make the same move with Luke Shaw.
Making the decision before the turn of the year will stop the players from being able to talk with foreign clubs in January about a potential move, at least openly.
Herrera in particular has become a concern with the Spaniard linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile Juan Mata, who has struggled to get into the Manchester United side this season, has been linked with Real Madrid.
The decision to extend their contracts, reported byThe Telegraph, does not necessarily mean the players will remain at the club until at least 2019. But it does give Jose Mourinho more time to consider if he wants them to stay or should be sold next summer.
In the case of Shaw, his exit seems inevitable despite his contract being extended.
Published at Fri, 10 Nov 2017 23:15:00 +0000