Manchester United's Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez has dismissed rumours that his permanent transfer to the Old Trafford club could be in doubt.
The 24-year-old is currently in the second season of a two-year loan with the Red Devils, with talks over a permanent deal having not yet started.
However, Tevez says there is no rush and that the formalities can by completed next summer.
He said: "We have not started talks with Manchester United yet, though I am keen to stay.
"Sir Alex Ferguson has told me he wants me to remain a United player and that is certainly my desire too.
"My contract ends in the summer and we have agreed to sit down at the end of the season and discuss a new contract, nothing I have heard from the club suggests it will be otherwise.
"There is simply no reason to sit down now. I have a great relationship with Sir Alex and I hope that will continue long into the future."
Tevez has scored 27 goals in 74 appearances for United to date, having made his name in England with West Ham United.