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De Bruyne open to signing new Manchester City deal

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    Reuters

Manchester, United Kingdom   /   Sun, October 11, 2020   /   02:05 pm
De Bruyne open to signing new Manchester City deal Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (C) and Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) take a knee ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on June 17, 2020. - The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return today after 100 days in lockdown but behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions. (POOL/AFP/Peter Powell)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is open to extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium but says negotiations over a new contract have yet to take place.

De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup, as well as a host of individual accolades, since his arrival from VfL Wolfsburg in 2015.

British media said the Belgium international, who has 2-1/2 years left on his current deal, is close to signing a five-year extension with the Premier League club.

"I am very happy at the club, I can say now I have not spoken once to City, so I don't know why people are saying I have already agreed to something," De Bruyne said.

"I always told everybody I am really happy and I feel comfortable, so if the people at the club want to talk to me I am open to that and we will see what happens.

"But, at the moment, nothing has happened, so I just get on with the way it goes."

City have been linked with a move to sign Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, with chief operating officer Omar Berrada saying the club have the financial strength to pull off a move next year.

"If he comes, it's a good thing, if he doesn't, there is enough good players at the club who I enjoy playing with," De Bruyne added.