Real Madrid are reportedly set to offer Fabio Coentrao a new deal this summer to ward off any interest from Manchester United, Monaco and Paris Saint Germain.
The left-back had appeared to have made his mind up to move away at the end of the campaign but some excellent performances in the Copa del Rey final and in the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich– earning the man of the match award at the Santiago Bernabeu – have persuaded both the player and Real to reconsider.
According to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has always been a supporter of Coentrao, convinced Real Madrid officials to keep hold of the Portuguese and even offer him a new deal keeping him alongside compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.
United have been heavily linked with Coentrao in recent years. Indeed, he almost joined the Premier League champions on transfer deadline day last summer. The deal stalled at the last minute when Los Blancos failed to secure the services of Guillerme Siqueira as a replacement.
After selling Fabio da Silva to Cardiff in January and with Patrice Evra set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, Manchester United were expected to renew their efforts to sign Coentrao next summer.
However, with Real Madrid trying to persuade him to stay with a new lucrative deal it looks like United will have to look once again somewhere else to find a replacement.