Ghana international Asamoah Gyan is hoping to ink a permanent deal with Al Ain.
The 26-year-old has ruled out a possible return to Europe, saying that he has adapted well with the UAE league system.
"Al Ain have shown an interest [signing me on permanently]," said Gyan, who finished the season with 22 goals as top scorer said ahead of a charity game in Ghana.
"I am also interested in [staying]. I like the place and my family are also in love with the place," he told reporters.
The former Liberty Professionals player has been on a season-long loan from Sunderland and with the expiration of his contract, he hopes to pen a renewal or sign a permanent pact to stay in the Gulf region.
Gyan is currently in his west African nation of Ghana to help raise funds in a charity game between some Black Stars players and artists from the entertainment industry on Sunday.