Date:15th April 2022 at 6:00pm
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Manchester City are still waiting to hear back from a trio of stars having offered them new contracts with the club. 

According to Teamtalk, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling are all yet to respond to the club’s latest offers.

The trio of attackers are all important to Guardiola, and all will undoubtedly be used frequently in the final weeks of the season, with City still chasing a Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble.

The report suggests that Mahrez is the most likely of the trio to agree to an extension, having been offered an increase on his current wages of £120,000-per-week as a reward for a fantastic season.

The Algerian winger has scored 22 goals in all competitions, a tally that puts him to of the City goal scoring charts, and also includes six during City’s run to the Champions League semi-finals.

Sterling and Mahrez are both yet to sign contract extensions with City

The situations with Sterling and Jesus are understood to be more complicated, however, with both players having attracted significant interest from a number of clubs across Europe.

The Englishman is believed to be a target for Barcelona, who first made contact over the player in January, while Jesus has been linked with Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid, among others.

Guardiola will be wary of losing any of his attackers, having failed to replace club record goal scorer Sergio Aguero when the Argentine departed last summer.

It has also been reported, however, that City are prepared to double the Brazilian’s wages from £90,000-per-week to £180,000-per-week, a figure that was expected to persuade Jesus to stay put.

The lack of progress on that front is a worry for City, though, especially with Sterling’s situation also unresolved.

While both players have time remaining on their respective contracts, any indication that they will not be renewing could force City to cash in and sell them this summer.

 
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