Manchester City are in talks over a new deal for midfielder Kevin de Bruyne which would effectively tie the Belgian down for the rest of his career.
Already under contract, the terms of the new deal would see that extended until 2025, and would be worth in excess of £300,000 a week, plus various add-ons included on top of that.
Talks over the proposed extension were planned for the end of last season but were deferred when the league campaign stretched into the summer after lockdown.
City are keen to reward those of their stars who showed loyalty to them by committing their future when the club faced the threat of being excluded from the Champions League for two years over breaches of Financial Fair Play, a sanction that was subsequently overturned.
The current PFA and Premier League Player of the Year is reported to be keen to sign the new contract and is settled in the North-West of England with his wife and three children.
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