Manchester City put Raheem Sterling's contract talks on hold over winger's demands

Manchester City put Raheem Sterling's contract talks on hold over winger's demands

- Raheem Sterling is yet to agree a new deal with Manchester City

- His current deal will expire in 2020 after joining them from Liverpool three years back

- He wants to be among the highest paid stars at the Etihad Stadium and that is one of the reasons both are yet to reach an agreement

Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly struggling to reach a new agreement with their star winger Raheem Starling.

The England international joined the Citizens in 2015 in a five year deal valued around £44 million.

His current deal with the Etihad Stadium outfit will run out in the summer of 2020 but will only sign a new deal if he is offered an improved contract.

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The 23-year-old currently earn around £170,000 a week at the club and has told the club he wants to be one of City’s best-paid players, with a rise to a basic of £220,000.

However, according to the Guardian, the negotiation has been put on hold owing to the winger's demands.

Sterling scored 18 goals in 33 Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiola's side and has already netted three times this season in four matches.

On Friday City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, said: “It’s well-known we’re delighted with him and would like him to continue. My club knows my opinion and we share that. After that it is the club and the agent. earlier reported that Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling has demanded a substantial £100,000 raise in his current £175,000-a-week deal that will expire in 2020.

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UK Times reported that representatives of the Three Lions forward and Manchester City chiefs, will be locked in discussions over a new deal in the coming days.

The England international appears settled at City, but will not be asking for parity with the Citizens best-paid player, Kevin De Bruyne. On the other hand, the Premier League defending champions are aware of the Financial Fair Play rule.

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