Kevin De Bruyne is keen to become one of the Premier League’s highest-earning players with the Manchester City midfielder set to reject the club’s latest offer of a new contract.
De Bruyne has been in talks with the club’s hierarchy for some time with Man City keen to secure the long-term future of the influential star, and whilst there has been a willingness from both parties to secure a deal the Belgian has apparently been left ‘disappointed’ with the club’s latest offer.
The 29-year-old is currently the highest-paid player at the Etihad but, according to the Times, is keen to secure a new deal that reflects his status as one of the best players in the Premier League, with several names across the division on more lucrative contracts.
De Bruyne was named as the PFA Player of the Year last season after equalling the Premier League’s assist record for a single campaign and remains arguably the key figure in Pep Guardiola’s plans.
The midfielder scored during the club’s impressive 3-1 victory at Chelsea on Sunday and has provided 12 assists in just 18 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Despite suggestions that De Bruyne is likely to reject City’s latest contract offer, an agreement is still expected to be reached with further talks set to be held over the coming weeks.