Samir Nasri has indicated he is ready to sign a new contract extension, easing City’s fears he would be the latest member of the squad happy to run down his time at the Etihad.
The Frenchman has finally shown his true worth this season and City have been quick to acknowledge his elevated standing in our starting eleven.
It emerged over the weekend that City want him to sign for an additional two years on top of his present deal which is due to expire in the summer of 2015.
Nasri’s representatives have been quick to respond to City’s approach and the club are now confident the package could be signed-off as early as late January.
This is certainly in stark contrast to the likes of Joleon Lescott and Gareth Barry, who will be free agents next summer, albeit, their departures will free-up the best part of £200,000 a week off the wage bill.
Edin Dzeko, James Milner and Aleks Kolarov will have 12 months left at the end of the current campaign and, as things stand, are prepared to bide their time on staying put.