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Raheem Sterling’s new Manchester City contract talks have been shelved

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Raheem Sterling's contract talks at Manchester City have been shelved until the summer.

With two years left on his current deal at the Etihad, the England winger and the club began discussions over extending his stay before Christmas.

But both parties have now put those discussions on hold for the rest of the campaign. It is believed Sterling and City are relaxed about the situation.

Ex-Liverpool ace Sterling, 26, earns £300,000-a-week at present – and is looking for a significant pay rise in his next contract.

As is their way, City intend to meet those demands through their lucrative bonus schemes.

One of the reasons for negotiations stalling is thought to be down to Sterling dropping his long-time agent two months ago.

The £44million forward is no longer looked after by Aidy Ward, who had been with him for a decade, and now has a lawyer representing him instead.

Sterling has struggled to command a regular first-team place with Pep Guardiola’s Quadruple-chasers in recent months.

But the Three Lions star has still scored 15 times in all competitions, making 38 appearances – six of those from the bench.

  • Manchester City FC
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Premier League
  • Transfer news
  • Pep Guardiola
  • Christmas

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