Date: 19th February 2023 at 3:19pm
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Manchester City missed out on the chance to return to the top of the Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon. 

The reigning champions had moved into top spot last Wednesday thanks to a 3-1 win over Arsenal, but The Gunners returned to the summit after beating Aston Villa 4-2 in Saturday’s early kick off.

A victory would have been enough to move City back to top spot, but Pep Guardiola’s side missed a number of chances as they were held to a draw by Forest at The City Ground.

Erling Haaland failed to add to his tally of 32 goals across all competitions so far this term, but it appears that one of his teammates is now in line for a new contract.

According to The Mirror, City are preparing to offer striker Julian Alvarez a new deal just months after he joined the club.

Alvarez, 23, joined The Citizens from Argentinian side River Plate last summer, signing a contract until the summer of 2027.

Alvarez could be in line for a new contract just months after joining Manchester City

The young striker has impressed during his debut season with City, though, and the club are now plotting talks over an extension to his current deal.

City will reportedly sit down with a number of key players in the coming months to discuss their respective futures, and World Cup winner Alvarez is one of those in line for a new deal.

The striker played a key role for Argentina as they lifted the World Cup in Qatar back in December.

He featured in all seven games for his country at the tournament, scoring four goals and providing an assist.

For City, Alvarez has scored nine goals across all competitions, although he has struggled to maintain a regular starting spot due to the form of Haaland.

Alvarez has only started five Premier League matches, although he has featured in 29 games across all competitions already this term.

The striker, who cost City around £14 million last summer, is regarded by many as one of the best young forward in Europe.

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