Paul Pogba could perform a huge u-turn and remain at Manchester United beyond his current deal.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with the exit door having admitted last term that a “new challenge” was on his mind.
The Red Devils dug their heels in throughout the summer and had to deal with public comments from the player’s agent, Mino Raiola.
But having returned from injury Pogba is now incredibly content in the north west and could prolong his stay, reports ESPN.
The Frenchman’s current deal runs until 2021 but United have the option of an extra year.
Solskjaer looks to have found the winning formula at Old Trafford and could still land two cup competitions.
The Norwegian has regularly backed the £89m signing and Pogba’s relationship with his manager is said to be “good” according to sources.
Bruno Fernandes’ arrival has been huge in United’s upturn in form and much has been made about his possible partnership with Pogba.
The World Cup winner’s best spell in Manchester was initially under Solskjaer when he succeeded Jose Mourinho.
Pogba enjoyed his most fruitful campaign in the north west last term scoring 16 times.
This term he has had to battle injury and managed just 12 appearances for the Red Devils.
But Solskjaer is confident the 26-year-old will get back to his best with a consistent run of games.
“Yeah, I really hope and believe,” he said last month.
“Of course Paul has had his difficult season this year with loads of injuries, but I can see his mentality and focus now that he is fit and training and available, that he is ready to play again and to prove… he has always had quality, Paul.
“He is one of the best midfielders in the world so hopefully we can get that going as soon as possible.”