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‘Happy’ De Bruyne reveals Manchester City contract ‘talks’

Kevin De Bruyne has revealed he has held ‘talks’ with Manchester City about extending his contract with the club.

De Bruyne has more than two-and-a-half years to run on his current contract at City, though the club are keen to secure the long-term future of a player who has established himself amongst the world’s finest footballers since moving to the Etihad five years ago.

The Belgium international was named as the PFA Player of the Year last season and remains a central figure in Pep Guardiola’s side, his new deal set to include a significant increase in salary give his performances in recent years.

De Bruyne is currently without an agent following the arrest of his former representative, Patrick De Koster, in August, with the midfielder revealing he is handling negotiations with the City hierarchy himself.

The 29-year-old has reiterated his happiness with life at City and admits he is keen to extend his stay, suggesting a new deal will be ‘easy’ to agree given the stances of both club and player.

“I’m happy in Manchester, I’m at a good club (with) good owners,” De Bruyne told VTM Nieuws before Belgium beat England 2-0 in Sunday’s Nations League encounter.

“We are a bit in talks, not advanced. At the moment I am doing the talks myself.

“I would like to stay with the club, so it’s easy. If I didn’t want to stay, it would take someone to mediate. But when you want to stay, it’s not so difficult.”

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