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.

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