Distin talks progressing
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stuart Pearce is confident Man City will agree a new deal with captain Sylvain Distin.Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce is confident the club will agree a new deal with captain Sylvain Distin.
The former Newcastle stopper is tied to the Eastlands club until the end of next season, although Pearce is leaving nothing to chance.
He sees the 27-year-old playing a key role for the club in years to come and is keen to thrash out a new deal for his services.
"We're not in talks with Joey [Barton], but we are with Sylvain," said Pearce. "Of course we're having chats. We've got a meeting with Sylvain shortly.
"The contract negotiations with Sylvain are ongoing. He's quite aware of how much we feel about him at the football club and we want him to stay."
Meanwhile, Pearce confirmed the club will be lodging bids for targets in January, but stressed players will only arrive for the right price.
"We've certainly got a list of people we're very interested in," he added. "Come January we will be making offers for certain people.
"If they are fruitful and they fit into our wage structure then fine, if not then we'll keep on looking."
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