Yaya Toure could be set to join a host of stars who have signed new deals at Manchester City as the Premier League champions look to address a number of contract issues according to the Manchester Evening News.
City are keen to offer the midfield maestro an extension despite him already having three years remaining on his current deal.
Toure only signed a four-year deal last April but captain Vincent Kompany told the Manchester Evening News that his teammate could soon put pen to paper once again.
Like Toure, goalkeeper Joe Hart, who still has two years left on his existing contract, could be offered an extension.
Talks are believed to be ongoing regarding a new five-year deal which would see the England keeper stay at the Etihad until 2019.
One man who's future is not quite as clear cut is midfielder James Milner. The versatile England man will be out of contract at the end of the season and is reluctant to commit his future to the club until he's sure of how much game time he'll be given by Manuel Pellegrini.
Milner was given a starting role in the weekend draw at Arsenal but remains behind the likes of Samir Nasri, David Silva and Jesus Navas in the pecking order.
While city rivals Manchester United were busy splashing the cash this summer, Pellegrini's side opted to focus on keeping their existing stars.
Financial Fair Play sanctions limited the club's spending power meaning the only star signings on the blue side of Manchester were contract renewals.
Club captain Kompany was joined by star striker Sergio Augero and midfielders David Silva and Samir Nasri in signing five-year extensions.
Edin Dzeko and Aleksander Kolarov also committed their futures to City by signing four-year deals.
Toure's City career
At 31, a new deal could see Toure end his playing career in Manchester having already spent four years with the club.
Having signed from Barcelona for a fee in the region of £24 million during the summer of 2010, the Ivory Coast international has gone on to win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and one League Cup.
Last year was perhaps his most impressive in England as he notched 20 league goals in 35 games from a central midfield position.
Despite his fine form there was talk of Toure wanting to move at the end of the season after the club failed to mark his 31st birthday in appropriate fashion.
However, City will be keen to forget Toure's birthday rumblings and tie him down to a lucrative new deal.
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