Ashley Young is hoping to sit down with Jose Mourinho to thrash out his Manchester United future soon.
The 32-year-old former England midfielder is out of contract next summer and had been expected to leave the club during the last transfer window.
Young has a 12-month extension option in his deal but wants regular first-team football, something that Mourinho cannot guarantee him.
Indeed, Mourinho is expected to tell Young that he will not stand in his way if he wants to move on.
A United source told The Sun: “Ashley and the boss are going to sit down with his reps and discuss his future.
“He can leave on a free next summer but has the option. The club won’t stand in his way if he wants to go though.
“You have to appreciate he wants to play more with his career coming to the later stages. He does love it here though.”
Young, who joined United from Aston Villa for £15miillion in 2011, had been linked with a move to the lucative Chinese League and that remains a potential option.