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Published: 22:46 | 24/9/17

De Bruyne willing to sign new deal at Man City


Kevin de Bruyne says he is open to signing a new contract at Manchester City, despite still having four years remaining on his current deal.

The 26-year-old says the Premier League giants spoke with his agent Patrick de Koster about a new contract over the summer, amid reported interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Sain-Germain.

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City signed de Bruyne from Wolfsburg on a six-year contract for a then club-record fee of £55m in August 2015, but the Belgium international says he would consider signing an extension to his current deal, which runs until June 2021.

"There has not really been a conversation," he said. 

"We both waited until the transfer window was over. They have spoken with [agent] Patrick (de Koster) in the summer, and said give us time to make the transfers and we speak after the summer.

"That will soon happen, I think. I'm not thinking it has to happen fast. 

"I have a four-year contract. Whether I'm four, five or six years under contract, that does not change much, but it’s nice the club have so much confidence in me."

City boss Pep Guardiola has warned his players not to become complacent despite Saturday's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium, a result that sees the Premier League leaders become the first team to score five or more goals in three consecutive games since Blackburn Rovers in 1958/59.

"They know that. I don't necessarily have to tell them, they know that, they feel that. They feel the team-mate is alongside them," Guardiola said.

"That is the best way, because you cannot play the same players just three days in a row. We need that. We need the next guys, they have to play good. If they want to win, they have to have their best performance.

"That's why we need [Ilkay] Gundogan to come back to put pressure on Kevin [De Bruyne] and David [Silva]. Everybody has to push the other one."

You can watch all of Manchester City's Champions League campaign on the eir Sport package. Pep Guardiola's side will face Napoli, Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F. Manchester City's match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, 26 September at the Etihad Stadium is live on eir Sport 1 [kick off 7.45pm]

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