Al-Ain are confident Asamoah Gyan will make his loan deal from Sunderland into a permanent move this summer.
Gyan left Sunderland for United Arab Emirates side Al-Ain in September after a bust-up with then Black Cats boss Steve Bruce.
The Ghana striker has impressed for Al-Ain, scoring ten goals since his arrival, and they are keen to keep Gyan on a permanent basis when his loan deal expires.
It has been suggested Gyan could have a future at Sunderland under new boss Martin O'Neill, but Al-Ain coach Cosmin Olaroiu believes the 26-year-old would be happy to stay in the Middle East.
"If you ask me for my opinion if Gyan wants to stay in Al Ain, it is yes, but it is left for him to decide if he want to stay or not," said Olaroiu.
"From what I know about him and the way he acts, I know he feels good about this place.
"He is getting on well with the team, with us, the club management and with everybody around him.
"Gyan obviously is an important player for us. He is not only scoring for us but also creates scoring opportunities for the others and most importantly, he motivates the other players."