Rumour Has It: Man City open contract talks with Sterling

24-year-old Raheem Sterling is reportedly in talks with Manchester City about a new deal, just 12 months after signing an extension that ends in 2023

Raheem Sterling agreed a new three-year extension a mere 12 months ago.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City is going to great lengths to keep Raheem Sterling.

Though contracted until 2023, the England international's exceptional form has led to links with Real Madrid.

But it could earn him a fresh extension to his bumper deal at the Etihad Stadium.

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TOP STORY – CITY SEEK STERLING INSURANCE

Premier League champion City has opened contract talks with star forward Sterling, according to the Mirror.

The 24-year-old agreed a new three-year extension a mere 12 months ago but City is taking no chances with his future amid rumours of interest from La Liga giant Madrid.

Sterling has scored 14 goals in 17 club appearances this season.

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ROUND-UP

- Corriere dello Sport says Juventus is preparing a €100million offer for Valencia winger Ferran Torres, who has also been linked to Liverpool.

- Bayern Munich is interested in Tottenham teenager Troy Parrott and Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, reports the Daily Mail. Parrott, 17, has caught the eye, while Henderson is on loan at Sheffield United.

- Napoli has offered Fabian Ruiz a contract extension through to 2025, claims Mundo Deportivo. Barcelona and Madrid are rumoured to want the Spain international midfielder.

- According to reports in Spain, Athletic Bilbao want to re-sign Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich. Martinez left the Basque club for Bayern in 2012.

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