City set to tie down duo

Last Updated: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:24

Manchester City are reportedly poised to tie down skipper Vincent Kompany and striker Edin Dzeko to new long-term contracts.

The 28-year-old Belgium international defender Kompany, who joined City from Hamburg in 2008, has been an influential figure in the club's two Premier League title successes, FA Cup win and last season's League Cup victory.

The club are keen to ensure he remains a part of the set-up and will put a new six-year deal worth around £200,000-a-week on the table for him to sign which would possibly keep him on board until the end of his career.

Meanwhile, Bosnia international striker Dzeko is also poised to agree fresh terms to remain at the club for another three years as he is now inside the final 12 months of his £150,000-a-week deal.

The 28-year-old was given a new lease of life under boss Manuel Pellegrini last season and he started 23 league games, scoring 26 goals in all competitions.

Despite interest from Inter Milan, Dzeko recently confirmed in an interview that he is happy at City under the Chilean tactician and has no plans to leave.

The news of Dzeko's new deal comes as City have denied a possible loan swoop for Monaco's Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao.

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