The 47 year-old Italian looks set to extend his stay at Eastlands beyond the end of next season, with the club keen to retain the services of the title-winning manager
The Italian boss is currently in Abu Dhabi to discuss the club's potential transfer targets next season as he looks to move swiftly to avoid a repeat of last summer's Samir Nasri move and any protracted sagas that could potentially hamper the team's pre-season plans.
While Mancini is there with first-team coach David Platt, director of football administration Brian Marwood and acting chief exceutive John McBeath, fresh talks over a new deal are thought to have been started.
The former Inter Milan manager currently has 12 months to run on his £3.5m-a-year contract and is thought to be angling for a pay rise to bring his annual salary up to something closer to the £5m mark.
City's chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, is known to be an admirer of Mancini's work and after the club's title triumph, he remains in a strong bargaining position, with a three or four year deal mooted.