Kevin De Bruyne is “very close” to extending his Manchester City contract and prolonging his stay as one of Pep Guardiola’s leading men, according to Sam Lee of Goal.
City want the 26-year-old to commit his long-term future to the club before this year’s World Club, and De Bruyne is said to be “100 per cent committed” despite renewed interest from French giants Paris Saint-Germain in signing him.
PSG were one of City’s rival suitors for De Bruyne when they acquired him from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015, and the midfielder seriously considered a move to France’s capital before being swayed by the project at the Etihad Stadium.
The Parisiens have informed De Bruyne’s entourage that if given any encouragement they will launch a big-money move for him next summer, but he is happy at City playing for Pep Guardiola and is expected to put pen to paper soon.
According to Goal, the influential playmaker is expected to sign a new deal worth in excess of £250,000-a-week and his contract will be extended beyond its current expiration date of 2021.
De Bruyne has emerged as one of the best midfielders in Europe this season with 8 assists and 2 goals for City in a new deeper midfield role that appears to have unlocked his true potential.