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Kevin De Bruyne open to penning new Manchester City contract

Reports had suggested the Belgian playmaker was close to extending his stay in Manchester.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is open to signing a new contract at the club.

The Belgium international, who will be in the side to play England at Wembley on Sunday, has been a key part of City's success over the last few years and has won a host of club honours and individual awards.

He has two-and-a-half years to run on his current deal and reports suggest he is poised to extend that.

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De Bruyne said nothing is imminent, but did tell City he is happy to discuss terms.

"I am very happy at the club, I can say now I have not spoken once to the club so I don't know why people are saying I have already agreed to something," he said.

"I always told everybody I am really happy at the club and I feel comfortable so if the people at the club want to talk to me I am open to that and we will see what happens.

"But at the moment nothing has happened so I just get on with the way it goes."

City have also been linked with Lionel Messi next season, should the Argentinian move on from Barcelona.

City are an obvious choice given Pep Guardiola is their manager, but De Bruyne is nonplussed about the speculation.

"I don't really care to be honest," he added. "If he comes it's a good thing, if he doesn't there is enough good players at the club who I enjoy playing with, so that is not for now."

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