Jesus Navas is ready to snub a return home to Sevilla and sign a new one-year contract extension at Manchester City, according to Sam Lee of Goal.
Sevilla have appeared increasingly confident of re-signing the 31-year-old, a fan favourite at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, but after becoming a regular at right-back for Pep Guardiola’s side in recent weeks, the Catalan boss has instructed club chiefs to keep Navas around for one more season.
City will offer more money than Navas can earn elsewhere and he is happy to remain at the club for another year, resisting the lure of Sevilla, a move that could still happen when his new short-term deal expires.
Navas has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, but seems likely to. It will also mean Guardiola will not have to sign two new right-backs, with both Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna expected to leave the club when their contracts expire in June.
Should Navas stay, he will serve as a back-up to a new right-back, with Kyle Walker emerging as City’s main target in recent weeks.
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