Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident of securing Carlos Tevez to a permanent contract.

Real Madrid and cash-rich Manchester City have been mentioned as possible destinations should Tevez decide to turn his back on United.

However, Ferguson is adamant it will not come to that.

"I don't think it will make a difference at all," he said. "It shouldn't. He is happy here. The club want him. The players and fans love him.

"Just because I have left him out for a couple of games doesn't mean it should be a negative part of negotiations to get him here in a full-time capacity."