Manuel Pellegrini confident of Joe Hart extension

Manuel Pellegrini believes that goalkeeper Joe Hart wants to stay at Manchester City and says that his number one will sign a contract extension soon.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident that goalkeeper Joe Hart will draw a line under the speculation over his future by signing a new contract.

The England shot-stopper only has a further 19 months to run on his existing deal, with Liverpool among those reportedly interested in the 27-year-old.

Nevertheless, Pellegrini, who dropped Hart for a number of games last season, says that negotiations are already underway over a proposed extension.

"I think it's an issue that we're talking about," the Chilean told Sky Sports News. "I think in the right moment, [we will] have the right solution. I think Joe wants to stay here and we want him to stay."

Hart has managed two clean sheets in seven Premier League outings so far this season.

Manchester City's English midfielder James Milner celebrates with Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League match at CSKA Moscow on October 21, 2014
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