Manuel Pellegrini confirms Edin Dzeko will renew Manchester City contract

Manchester City's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Northwest England, on May 7, 2014
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Manuel Pellegrini confirms that Edin Dzeko will sign a new contract at Manchester City.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Edin Dzeko is close to signing a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

The Bosnian international has emerged as a crucial member of the Premier League-winning team since his £27m move from Wolfsburg in 2011.

Widespread reports have claimed that Dzeko, who set up David Silva's goal in yesterday's 2-0 victory over Newcastle United, will sign a new five-year deal.

"I'm very happy for him," Sky Sports News quotes Pellegrini as saying. "That's why he is renewing his contract here. He has a very important duty in our team, but I repeat, Edin finished last season playing the same way as he has started.

"I don't think it's 100% finished, but yes he will renew his contract. He's a very important player for us."

Dzeko will join Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero in signing new deals at the club.

Edin Dzeko of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2013
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