Gill confident of Giggs stay
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Gill is confident the club can thrash out a new deal with Ryan Giggs.Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident the club can thrash out a new deal with Welsh wing wizard Ryan Giggs.
Giggs is approaching the final year of his contract and has baulked at the club's opening gambit of a 12-month extension.
The 31-year-old is holding out for a two-year contract and has the support of his manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and Gill is hopeful of finding an agreement which will be suitable for all concerned.
"There are a number of players we will be sitting down with in the summer and Ryan is within that block," said Gill.
"We do not want Ryan to leave, Ryan does not want to leave and we are confident we can reach an agreement to extend his stay at Old Trafford."
Gill also confirmed that Ferguson is scouring the market for new keepers after revealing that Roy Carroll has failed to respond to their latest offer.
The Northern Ireland international will be available on a Bosman in the summer and seems certain to head out of Old Trafford after recently losing his place to Tim Howard.
"Roy is out of contract at the end of June and it looks highly likely that he has not accepted that offer we have made," said Gill.
"Funds will be made available to bring in a replacement, so, quite rightly, Sir Alex Ferguson and his team are now looking at potential goalkeepers."