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Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly set to turn down the first contract offer by Manchester City, after being left ‘disappointed‘ by the first proposal put on the table by the club.
News had been developing over the past few weeks that talks between the club and the player himself had been advancing, with the Belgian conducting the negotiations personally.
According to an exclusive report from the Times, De Bruyne is set to reject Manchester City’s first contract offer and is ‘concerned‘ by the pace of negotiations with the club over a new five-year deal, after talks were initially opened between the two parties last year.
The 29-year-old is ‘disappointed‘ with Manchester City’s first offer and believes his status as the Premier League’s best player should be reflected in his pay packet.
However, this certainly doesn’t mark the end of contract negotiations entirely, and that ‘more talks‘ are planned in the ‘coming months‘. The Times close by stating that there is no suggestion that the player wants to end his six-year association with the club, and given the current financial climate, it is unlikely that any suitor would be able to afford a substantial fee for De Bruyne and his wages.
Source- Sports Illustrated
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