It seemed a foregone conclusion that defender Thomas Meunier would depart Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Having fallen down the pecking order at the Parc des Princes, he looked certain to leave.
Manchester United and Arsenal among others had been closely linked with a move to sign the Belgian.
However, Dani Alves announcement that he will leave the club appears to have changed things, according to Paris United.
The club had been seeking to sell Meunier this summer but the departure of their first choice right-back has forced a rethink.
Alves’ contract is set to expire at the end of June and he confirmed while on international duty that he will not pen an extension.
As a result, Meunier is likely to be propelled back into the starting berth and will now not be sold as had been expected.
For his part, Meunier had voiced his eagerness to remain in the French capital and insisted he wanted to sign a new contract.
The 27-year-old’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the upcoming campaign.