The Belgium international rejected a new deal in December. Despite having two years left on his contract, City are looking to tie him up for the majority of his career.
Now the vice-captain, the Belgian attacking midfielder was upset about the slow pace of negotiations during the first round of talks but is said to be happy with life in Manchester and happy to stay.
Manchester City Offer Kevin De Bruyne New and Improved Contract
City Trying to Tie Midfielder to New Deal
According to reports, Manchester City have offered De Bruyne a new contract that would include a pay rise from his present wage of £310,000 a week including bonuses.
Since joining from Wolfsburg in 2015, the 29-year-old has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world. His rise at City saw him named as PFA Players’ Player of the Year last season after equalling Thierry Henry’s Premier League assist record.
The new offer on the table is said to be ‘more agreeable’ to the attacking midfielder according to Paul Hirst of The Times. He also wrote that there is hope on both sides that an agreement can be reached by the end of the season.
De Bruyne recently returned from injury after spending a couple of weeks out with a hamstring injury but has been in phenomenal form – racking up 11 assists in the league this season.
Manager Pep Guardiola recently revealed that despite their contracts running down, the club will sit down with Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho at the end of the season to decide their futures with both players linked with moves abroad.
City sit 11 points clear at the top of the table despite their defeat at the weekend in the Manchester Derby. With ten games to go, City are odds-on favourites to lift their third Premier League trophy in four years.
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