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Manchester City Reportedly Prepare New Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane Contracts

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistMay 30, 2018

Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane (L) celebrates with Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus after scoring their second goal during the English League Cup third round football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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Manchester City are reportedly keen to get Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane signed to new contracts before the FIFA World Cup. 

According to Sean Kearns of Metro, both feel deserving of pay rises after their excellent form at the Etihad Stadium. They both played important roles during the 2017-18 campaign, with City dominating the Premier League; Sane was also crowned PFA Young Player of the Year.

Kearns reported the duo take home a weekly salary of £65,000, and it's been indicated the pair would like in excess of £90,000 a week.

"While the club fear the duo's representatives are purposely delaying contract talks until after the World Cup, there is also an acceptance that their current proposals aren't nearly enough to tie the pair down to new long-term deals," continued the report.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Ederson of Manchester City, Leroy Sane of Manchester City and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrate with The Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad St
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It's added that the negotiating standpoint would be "significantly strengthened" for either player if they were to shine at the upcoming tournament in Russia. If so, the Etihad Stadium club would be willing to offer terms worth £120,000 a week.

In addition to the duo noted, City are also reportedly keen to get Phil Foden to sign a new bumper contract at the club. According to Sky Sports News, Pep Guardiola wants to have the 18-year-old as part of his squad for next season, meaning he won't be loaned out.

As noted by Rafael Hernandez of Grup14, City have a young core of players with the potential to develop into world-class talents under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola:

Rafael Hernández @RafaelH117

I’m excited to see this special group of young footballers being able to develop the most important years of their careers entirely under Guardiola, a true privilege. Manchester City will get even better and mount a proper challenge to be among Europe’s biggest clubs.

Both Sane and Jesus have the platform to further showcase their skills this summer, with Germany and Brazil two of the favourites for the World Cup.

Sane is expected to add something refreshing to the Germany XI that won the competition four years ago. 

In the campaign just gone he added end product to his game, as the UEFA Champions League Twitter account noted:

UEFA Champions League @ChampionsLeague

Leroy Sané in 2017/18 for Manchester City: ⚽️ GOALS 14 👟 ASSISTS 18 #UCL https://t.co/Pglsa2f3pq

As for Jesus, he is set to be handed the responsibility of leading the line for Brazil in Russia, spearheading a formidable attacking trio that also includes Philippe Coutinho and Neymar. Per football writer Jack Lang, it's clear Selecao boss Tite has a lot of faith in the City youngster:

Jack Lang @jacklang

Gabriel Jesus to captain Brazil in their next friendly, against Croatia. He'll be the 16th player to wear the armband under Tite

The ominous prospect for the rest of the Premier League and world football is that both Sane and Jesus are still on an upward curve. In addition to the incredible talent they each possess, they've also shown a willingness to buy fully into the methods of their manager and apply themselves for the team.

That blend of attributes makes them both prime candidates to take the competition by storm this summer, and it's why City are reportedly ready to move quickly to secure the future of both for many more years to come.

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