Manchester United are reportedly set to offer a new deal to striker Danny Welbeck.
The forward, who enjoyed a break-out season last year, is being rewarded for his emergence in the United set-up with a new long-term contract.
As reported by talkSPORT, the 21 year-old is set to enter the final year of his current deal, and with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson planning to build his forward line around the England star, his hoping to tie him down.
Ferguson has watched in agony as Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison and Zeki Fryers have all left Old Trafford, having progressed through the club's youth system.
He will be loathe to lose Welbeck as well, having set the young striker the target of 20 goals for next season.
A source confirmed that negotiations have begun, and should be completed in due course, saying: “Talks are ongoing with United, progressing nicely and despite no agreement yet, there are no issues."
United chiefs were planning to sit down with the player and his representatives, but his inclusion in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the European Championships put protracted talks on hold.
Welbeck bagged 12 goals in all competitions last season and finished runner-up in the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.