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Vincent Kompany plays down Barcelona transfer talk

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has played down suggestions that he could leave the club for Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

The Belgian international still has five years left on his current contract at the Etihad Stadium, having signed a six-year deal with the Citizens last summer.

That hasn’t stopped speculation over the 27-year-old’s future, but Kompany insists he is happy working under Roberto Mancini and has no reason to leave for Catalonia and the Nou Camp.

“I have no reason to go. I’m happy here, I have five years left and if you knew the plans for this team I consider that a real objective,” he said, according to The Daily Mail.

Kompany has also heaped praise on midfielder Samir Nasri, who has found form for Manchester City in recent weeks.

The Frenchman scored against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final and also notched in the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotsur at the weekend, and Kompany is convinced the former Arsenal star can become ‘an exceptional player’ for the club.

“If Samir can keep up this level of performance we will have an exceptional player,” he added.

Kompany has endured a season of mixed fortunes with last season's Premier League champions, with injury affecting his progress with City this season.

However, his commitment to the cause means the defender will be a key figure in trying to wrestle the title back from rivals Manchester United next term.

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