Manchester City are set to open talks with England international Fabian Delph over a new contract in the coming weeks, Sun Sport claims.
The 29-year-old’s current deal runs until June 2020 and if he does decide to move on, would likely be sold by the club this summer.
However, City are keen for the experienced midfielder turned left-back to stick around, not only because of his versatility, but because he is a homegrown player. If City do lose him, they would look for a British player to replace him.
Delph hasn’t played regularly since his red card against Leicester on Boxing Day, appearing off the bench for 10 minutes against Huddersfield and playing the full game in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Burton a week ago.
City are keen on Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, who would be an ideal replacement for Delph both as a left-back and homegrown addition to the squad, and the club may make an approach for him in the summer.