Dutch defender Fosu Mensah must sign a new deal with Manchester United before being allowed to leave for another loan.
The Telegraph reports that United are keen to keep Mensah on a long term deal and are open in allowing him to leave for another loan deal after stints with Crustal Palace and Fulham but he will only be guaranteed that if he signs a new deal.
The 22-year-old who can play in more than one position is entering the final year of his contract after United triggered a one-year extension to keep him at the club until June 2021.
According to a source, United is said to have opened talks over fresh terms which would give him the chance of a short-term move when the transfer window opens, having been sent to Crystal Palace and Fulham in recent seasons.
“He is still highly-regarded despite loans at Palace and Fulham not being as productive as hoped, with relegation suffered last season during his spell at Craven Cottage,” the source said.
If the player fails to sign a new deal, United may look to sell him in the forthcoming transfer window in order to recoup some money they spent to get him.
Games have come hard to come by for the defender with United having an array of talents in the positions he plays.
During his loan deal at Palace in 2017/18, he played 21 games. While at Fulham the following year he suffered a cruciate ligament injury that kept him out of action for 291 days and returned for his rehabilitation at United before the coronavirus break.