Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen to work with Mason Greenwood next season.
The Sun says Ten Hag has made it clear he is happy for the suspended striker, 21, to play again after charges of attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour were dropped earlier this year.
The majority of Greenwood’s teammates share Ten Hag’s opinion.
A decision from the board is expected in the next week, with the option of loaning out Greenwood next season also on the table.
Those Old Trafford executives who deal with sponsors and commercial deals, however, remain concerned about the effect on the club’s image if he plays for them again.
A source said: “Mason was delighted to hear that the manager and most of his team-mates would welcome him back.
“He firmly believes he is an innocent man and is very frustrated he’s not been able to play.
“He understands that the club have had to carry out an investigation, but he feels like his career is slipping by.
“He and his team have made clear to United that they now want to know what is happening.
“They have basically said, ‘sack him or back him’.
“If they want to reintegrate him, then do so. If they want to sell him, then tell him.
“And if they want to loan him out, then tell them so his team can find the best club for him.”