Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is in talks to extend his stay at Manchester City until 2016, according to the Daily Star.
Lampard has been in fine form since completing a loan switch to the Premier League champions in the summer from New York City FC, and scored the winner against Sunderland on New Years Day that took City joint top of the Premier League with his former club.
City confirmed this week that Lampard has extended his loan spell at the Etihad until the end of the season, a decision that has infuriated the new MLS franchise.
And they are unlikely to be happy with the news Manuel Pellegrini is desperate to keep a hold of Lampard for even longer, with his vast experience proving a valuable asset for City this season.
His £190,000 a week wages may prove a stumbling block however, but Pellegrini has made it clear how much he wants to hold onto Chelsea’s record goalscorer.
Meanwhile, City have been told they will have to fork out a massive £60million if they want to sign Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.
The Ivory Coast international has hit nine goals for Swansea this season, and was the Premier League’s top goal scorer in the year that was 2014.