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Manchester City to reward Kevin De Bruyne with improved deal - sources

Manchester City are ready to offer Kevin De Bruyne a new contract to secure his long-term future at the club, sources have told ESPN FC.

De Bruyne, 26, still has almost four years remaining on his current six-year deal, which he signed when he completed a £54 million switch from Wolfsburg in 2015.

However, City want to reward him for his impressive form and ward off any potential suitors from rivals across Europe.

City believe De Bruyne has developed into one of the best midfielders in Europe and the Telegraph has reported that his salary could rise substantially from £115,000 a week to £200,000. 

The Belgium international is seen as a key part of Pep Guardiola's plans and the manager described him as "one of the best players I've ever seen in my life" after the Champions League win over Feyenoord last Wednesday.

Kevin De Bruyne joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg in 2015.

Sources have told ESPN FC that De Bruyne is happy in Manchester and that a deal could be agreed before the end of the season.

De Bruyne has won only one trophy -- the League Cup -- during his two years at the club and has set his sights on winning the Champions League and Premier League during his time at the Etihad Stadium.

"That would be fantastic. That's what we're here for," he said earlier this year. "We want to do the best we can and win as much as possible and hopefully at the end of my career I can say I have won it at least once."

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.


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