Manchester City midfielder Nasri to extend his contract, while Miralem Pjanic has questioned Edin Dzeko’s future at the English club.
Nasri expected to extend contract until 2017
Samir Nasri has shown indications that he is willing to sign a new contract extension, reports Bluemoon.
The Frenchman has had an exceptional run so far this season and has made sure City didn’t miss David Silva when the Spaniard was out with injury.
Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly eager to reward Silva’s performances with an added two years on top of his present contract which expires in the summer of 2015.
Nasri’s representatives, apparently, have responded positively to the club’s advancements and City are sure that the new contract could be signed by the ex-Arsenal player as early as late January.
Milner doesn’t care that mathematical oversight costs his club
Manchester City didn’t realize they would have finished top of Group D if they had scored just one more goal in 3-2 victory over Bayern in Germany on Tuesday.
Not aware of these facts, Pellegrini went to defend the 3-2 scoreline instead of chasing the all important fourth goal. He did not get Sergio Aguero on in the match, leaving him on the bench through the entire course of the match. The Chilean took off David Silva. The Man City boss eventually replaced Edin Dzeko, with a midfielder, Jack Rodwell.
This means that City, second in the group, will face one of the top teams in Monday’s draw.
City were trailing 2-0 and hopes were almost lost for the Sky Blues but Milner then put up an impressive performance. He set up David Silva with a pass to pull one back. He then won a penalty that equalized the scores. The City man then scored the brilliant winning goal.
Milner has shrugged these frivolous “could haves” of goal difference and about finishing top of the group with another goal, and said:
“We’ll take anyone in the next round. We will just be concentrating on us. It’s going to be a tough team whoever we get but we’ll take confidence from this and know we can progress.”
He reiterates that City just defeated European Champions and it couldn’t get more difficult
“It couldn’t be tougher than Bayern. They are the reigning champions.”
Pjanic not sure compatriot Dzeko will stay at City
Edin Dzeko’s international team-mate Miralem Pjanic says he does not think Dzeko will stay at City with such less game time given to him:
“He is a great player and he could do well in Italy but for now he is a City player, even though I don’t know how long he will remain there.Will Dzeko transfer to Italy? I’m in contact with him and I know he aspires to play more and feels more important (than now).”