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De Bruyne and Sterling in contract talks with Manchester City
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De Bruyne and Sterling in contract talks with Manchester City

Manchester City has entered into contract talks with the duo of Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.

Reports in the UK indicate that City is keen to tie down their players to long term deals with the club having the threat of a two-year ban from European competition.

The imminent ban is believed to have unsettled some players who are said to be keen to be moving to clubs who participate in the UEFA Champions League.

Both Sterling and De Bruyne have three years remaining on their contract with the club said to be ready to offer them better deals as they try to convince them to remain at the Etihad with clubs like Real Madrid already hovering for the services of Sterling according to reports.

De Bruyne has missed much of last season through injury but has bounced back in this campaign by providing 20 assists in just 35 appearances.

Sterling has been one of the positive stories under Pep Guardiola and reports back in January indicated that he might be a target for some of the biggest clubs in Europe due to his versatility of playing in a number of positions in the attacking front.