• De Bruyne is currently contracted to City until 2021 — expected to sign a deal until 2024.
  • Fernandinho will enter the final six months of his deal in January.

Manchester City are close to agreeing a new deal with Kevin de Bruyne as they look to reward the midfielder for his blistering start to the campaign which sees the Cityzens running away at the head of the Premier League table.

The Belgium international remains the club's record signing despite the club spending heavily this summer. De Bruyne joined City in a club-record £55m ($73.6m) from Wolfsburg in 2015 and is leading their charge for the title this campaign.

The 26-year-old has scored six goals and assisted eight in 18 Premier League games with them currently 11-points ahead of Manchester United in second place. He remains top of the charts in terms of chances created overall, and comes in second for chances created in open play with Mesut Ozil leading the latter.

De Bruyne is currently contracted to the club until 2021 but Pep Guardiola is keen to tie him down to a longer deal and avoid the risk of other clubs poaching him.

According to Sky Sports, City have offered him a lucrative new deal that will see him remain with the club at least until the summer of 2024. The midfielder is also not keen on leaving the club anytime soon and looks certain to agree an extension.

"I am very happy and I have no feeling to go anywhere else," De Bruyne said, as quoted by BBC Sport.

The Belgian midfielder is not the only one on the club's list as they are keen to agree a new deal with Fernandinho, who will enter the final six-months of his contract in January. The Brazilian will be free to talks with clubs outside England, but according to BBC Sport, the Etihad Stadium outfit expect to agree a new deal before the end of the campaign.

Apart from the duo, City are also said to be keen to hand striker Gabriel Jesus a new deal to reward him for his fine form since his arrival at the start of the year. He was signed in the summer of 2016, but joined the team in January this year and has notched up 17 goals in 35 appearances which include 10 this season.

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Kevin de Bruyne is close to agreeing a new deal with Manchester City Getty