Manchester City are determined to tie down more of their star names to contracts after Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne extended their Etihad stays.
According to the Mirror, it will be the turn of Raheem Sterling next to put pen to paper on a new deal, with a new and improved deal on offer to the England international that will run until 2023.
Sterling is expected to receive a 50 per cent pay rise, earning a basic salary of of £220,000-a-week, which could rise to £275,000-a-week with bonuses and other incentives.
The contract will reflect Raheem’s new status as one of English football’s biggest stars, after scoring 18 goals already this season with a handful of assists to go with them.
After Sterling, Brazilian whiz-kid Gabriel Jesus will be the next Blues bosses look to secure for the long-term, with the 20-year-old in line for a deal that will reflect his own growing reputation.
Jesus earns a modest amount, in the context of the cash-rich Premier League, of £70,000-a-week on his current deal and can expect more than double that when he renews his contract. Talks are expected to begin in the coming weeks.
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