Manchester City are reportedly ready to sit down with John Stones over extending his deal after an impressive showing at the World Cup.
The 24-year-old was a standout performer for England as Gareth Southgate’s men reached the semi-finals in Russia.
The defender has also taken that form into the first two Premier League games of the season as City have recorded impressive wins over Arsenal and Huddersfield.
Those displays have led to Etihad chiefs wanting to reward the former Barnsley and Everton man with new terms, making him one of their highest earners in the process.
Stones is currently on a contract which does not run out until the summer of 2022 and sees him earn £120,000-a-week.
He is expected to be offered around another £50,000-a-week on his new deal, with talks set to start soon.
An Etihad source said: “We all know about Stones’ price at the time but it feels like a snip in the current market.
“His performances at the World Cup reinforced the belief he will go on to become one of the best in the world as he continues to mature.
“He struggled to get in the team at times last year but that was mostly after his hamstring injury that was a problem.
“Stones is delighted how things have turned out for him since and we know he is ready to commit his future here.”
City are also planning to hand out a number of long-term contracts to their stars, with Raheem Sterling said to be their main priority.
Gabriel Jesus and Ederson penned bumper new terms recently, with both players getting significant pay rises.
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