Transfer news

Ferdinand close to new contract

May 21, 2013
By ESPN staff

Rio Ferdinand could sign a new contract with Manchester United by the end of the week, his representatives have told Sky Sports.

Rio Ferdinand
PA Photos Rio Ferdinand started 28 Premier League games for Manchester United in 2012-13

Ferdinand, 34, has expressed a keen desire to remain at Old Trafford beyond the end of his current deal which expires this summer.

He recently told MUTV that he would ‘like to be a part of United’s bright future’ after collecting a sixth Premier League winners’ medal.

Widespread media reports at the weekend added that new United manager David Moyes had sanctioned the stay of the former England international defender to be extended for a 12th season

And his advisors claim an official update is imminent, saying: "Talks regarding Rio's new contract are moving along nicely and hopefully we will have some news soon."