Manchester City set to hold contract talks with manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the season. Reports added that the Premier League leaders seek to tie him to a long-term deal.
The club remains confident that Guardiola, who is midway through his three-year deal at City, can be persuaded to retain his tenure.
City is 11 points clear of Manchester United, extending their winning run in the Premier League to 16 games. In addition, they have heavily invested in new players as they look to claim the Premier League title.
According to AFP, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager said last month that he was happy at City and his contract, which expires in 2019, was "not a big issue".
Despite four trophy-laden seasons at Barcelona, the 46-year-old left the club in 2012.
AFP adds that after a sabbatical with his family in New York, Guardiola returned to management in Germany where he led Bayern to three consecutive Bundesliga titles. He thereafter moved to City in 2016.