James Milner has said Manchester City need to come up with an improved offer to persuade him to stay at the Etihad Stadium.
The versatile England international is out of contract in the summer and will be allowed to discuss a free-transfer move to a foreign club from the start of 2015.
But the 28-year-old has said he wants to stay at City and manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident the club will keep the former Leeds, Newcastle and Aston Villa midfielder.
And Milner said: "I hope it will be sorted....
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no interest in records as he bids to maintain the champions' winning momentum.
City equalled a long-standing club best as they chalked up a ninth successive win in all competitions by beating West Brom 3-1 on Boxing Day.
Their feat matches one first recorded by the club in 1910 and last achieved during their hot streak of autumn 2011, which memorably included a 6-1 thrashing of Manchester United.
They now have a good chance to go one better as they host...