Manchester City are reportedly set to offer Vincent Kompany a new six-year deal worth £60 million to stay at the Etihad for the rest of his career.

Kompany has been at the heart of City's defence since joining the club in 2008 and is regarded as one of the best centre backs in the game.

City now want to tie him down with a huge new deal that will see the 28-year-old sign up with the club for life.

The Daily Mail reports Manuel Pellegrini wants the Belgium captain to commit the rest of his playing days to the Blues and end Barcelona's hopes of attracting Kompany to La Liga.

Barca have monitored the defender as a replacement for Carles Puyol, who retired from the Nou Camp at the end of the season.

Kompany even admitted to being tempted by a move to Barca but ultimately decided to stay at the Etihad.

Signed from Hamburg for around £6 million by former City manager Mark Hughes, Kompany has since captained City through one of the most successful periods in the club's history.

With Kompany as their captain, City won their first league title in 44 years when they claimed the Premier League in 2012 and also won the FA Cup and League Cup before regaining the league title last season.

The new deal would be a boost to City, whose main defensive problem has been who to pair alongside the talismanic Kompany.

Last season Pellegrini used Matija Nastasic and Martin Demichelis but neither could sustain the type of form demanded by the Chilean, though Demichelis's form did improve during the title run-in.

City are close to ending the transfer saga of Porto's Eliaquim Mangala by announcing a £32-million deal for the 23-year-old and Pellegrini hopes the France international will eventually replace Kompany when he hangs up his boots.