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Samir Nasri Confirms Fresh Contract Talks With Manchester City Have Begun

French ace plots long term stay at the Etihad.

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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed that new talks to keep him at the club have opened, according to Sky Sports.

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The France international is approaching the final year year of his deal with the club and they are keen to tie him down to a new deal that would see him stay beyond 2015.

The 26-year-old came in for some heavy criticism last season as the side failed to defend their Premier League title, but he has managed to bounce back and establish himself as a key player under Manuel Pellegrini this term.

And Nasri has claimed that he is confident that he can come to an agreement with the club that suits everybody, and he thanked Pellegrini for showing faith in him.

“We have just started talks so far. We didn’t find any agreement yet. But it should be sorted out,” Nasri told French television show Canal Football Club

“I want to stay. I can feel people appreciate me and the coach is trusting me.”

Nasri insists he has no regrets about leaving Arsenal for City in the summer of 2011 and explained the motive for his move was to win more honours.

“My departure from Arsenal? When you leave for a club where there is more money, you are supposed to be mercenary,” added Nasri.

“I took stock before I went to Manchester City, I was joining a club with Yaya Toure, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez.

“I spent three seasons at Arsenal without any title and at the end of the season we sold our best player that was Cesc Fabregas.

“I don’t want to be disrespectful, but I had a meeting with Arsene Wenger who told me to not be worried, he signed Gervinho and he will get reinforcements.

“I preferred to join City and I won titles and indeed I earn a better living. And why not a second national title in three years?

“I am very happy with my choice.”


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