Brazil international Fernandinho is reportedly in line for a new 12-month contract at Manchester City.
City broke their transfer record over the summer to sign Rodri from Atletico Madrid, with the Spaniard seemingly earmarked as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.
According to The Sun, Fernandinho's leadership qualities have shone through since Vincent Kompany's departure during the summer, and City are keen to keep the Brazilian for at least another season.
The report claims that he would have to accept a drop on his current £120,000-a-week wage packet in order to earn a fresh 12-month deal.
Fernandinho has made 279 appearances for the Citizens since arriving from Shakhtar in 2013.body check tags ::