Manchester City are set to see off interest from Everton and tie highly-rated teenage striker Lukas Nmecha down to a new contract, Alan Nixon of The Sun reports.
The Hamburg-born England under-19 international is highly regarded at the Etihad, but there had been concerns that he would follow the path of Jadon Sancho, who left City for Borussia Dortmund in the summer, in quitting the club for a quicker opportunity at first-team football.
However, 19-year-old Nmecha is now set to extend his contract, which expires in June, and pledge his future to the club he has spent his entire fledgling career at.
The forward may have been convinced when Pep Guardiola gave him 32 minutes on the pitch in the recent Carabao Cup win over Leicester City, a game in which Nmecha made a good impression.
According to Nixon, the plan is for Nmecha to head out on loan after signing new terms and get his first extended taste of first team football, with a host of clubs interested in adding him to their ranks.
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