He may be a regular in Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side, but Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has still yet to receive a new contract offer with his existing deal running out next summer.
The 32-year-old is ‘still in the dark’ over his Manchester City future according to The Sun, which has a host of top European clubs on alert at the prospect of landing a free transfer bargain.
Fernandinho is understood to have expected to sign a new City deal by now having held initial talks, but despite being allowed to open talks with club’s across Europe over joining them next summer, is still yet to be formally offered fresh terms by City chiefs.
However, the veteran, who joined from Shakhtar Donetsk in a £30million deal back in 2013, is hoping to sit down with the club in the coming weeks to try and secure a new deal. He has no desire to leave and would like a rolling one-year contract to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
The Brazil international often wears the captain’s armband and is a popular figure at City, where there is now a large Brazilian contingent, and a new deal seems more likely than not despite City making him sweat over a stay.