Report: Rio Ferdinand, United close

May 17, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Defender Rio Ferdinand is expected to agree to a new contract with Manchester United early next week, Press Association reported Friday.

Ferdinand's present deal runs out this summer, and while there have been strong indications from the player that he wishes to remain at Old Trafford, so far an extension has not been worked out.

However, negotiations are at an advanced stage and provided there are no unforeseen hitches, an official announcement is expected next week, Press ...

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