Kevin De Bruyne set to sign new Man City contract with formal announcement soon

KEVIN DE BRUYNE is reportedly close to agreeing a new contract to stay at Manchester City midfielder.

The brilliant midfielder has been in talks with the club for the past few weeks despite splitting from his agent.

And according to respected Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, De Bruyne is in 'here we go territory' for the deal to be announced.

De Bruyne has become one of the best players in the world under Pep Guardiola, and seemingly wants to continue that relationship.

He decided to go solo after his agent Patrick De Koster was reportedly arrested back in August.

De Koster was allegedly arrested after the midfielder asked police to look into several discrepancies in his financial accounts involving millions of pounds.

He had represented De Bruyne since he was 15 and oversaw the Belgian's moves to Chelsea and City.

Although he still has three years left on his contract, City are keen to tie him down to a new and improved five-year-deal.

They are aware of how important he is to the team and are willing to increase his current deal from £280,000 to £400,000-a-week, according to Eurosport.

The Belgium international was in stunning form last season and won the PFA Player of the Year award.

He scored 13 goals and provided 20 assists in just 35 games, which saw him beat off competition from City team-mate Raheem Sterling and four Liverpool players to come out on top among his fellow pros.

The 29-year-old became the first City player ever to be awarded the coveted prize despite his side coming up short in the Premier League and Europe.

De Bruyne has featured 12 times for City in all competitions this season, but has only scored one goal.

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