Roberto Mancini is eager for midfielder Nigel de Jong to sign a new contract.
De Jong’s current contract ends in 2013, but Mancini is keen to extend it and opened talks a year ago.
These talks broke down however as De Jong, who is currently earning £90,000 a week, wanted parity with the club’s highest earners such as Carlos Tevez and Yaya Toure.
“I hope that I hope we can close this deal with Nigel – in the next week, in the next month, I don’t know – but Nigel has two years left on his contract.”
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