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Kompany holding out for City deal

15th May 2019, 10:40 by Neil Foster

Vincent Kompany does not have an offer from another club, according to people close to the Manchester City skipper.

The defender admits he does not know if Saturday's FA Cup final against Watford at Wembley will be his last game in sky blue after a decade of talismanic service, with his contract due to expire next month.

Kompany will sit down next week with boss Pep Guardiola and City's director of football Txiki Begiristain to discuss what happens next.

City insiders, however, insist the 33-year-old Belgium international has refused to entertain speaking to interested parties at this stage, in the hope a compromise can be agreed with his present employers.

The veteran earns a reported £200,000-per-week salary and one of the suggestions being made is the player will have to accept a 50 per cent pay cut to land another year.

Kompany is said to be after more starting opportunities and, despite a poor injury record, will have no shortage of takers in the Premier League and abroad who are keen to tap into his vast experience and leadership qualities.

He will have a testimonial game in September and there is an expectation the adopted Mancunian will one day take up a future executive role within the City Football Group.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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