Kevin de Bruyne is poised to sign a new contract at Manchester City, despite having another three years left on his existing agreement.
The Belgian international has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the game, and Pep Guardiola recently claimed he was one of the best he had ever seen in his life.
De Bruyne is under contract at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2020, but the Blues are determined to hand him an improved deal to ensure he remains at the club for the long-term.
“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,” the player is quoted in The Times.
“That will soon happen, I think. 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.”
Since joining City from Wolfsburg in August 2015 for £55million, the 26-year-old has played 97 times in all competitions, scoring 23 goals and assisting in a staggering 41 more.