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Manchester City to triple Denayer's wages

Manchester City are ready to triple the wages of young Belgium defender Jason Denayer in a bid to secure his long-term future at the Etihad Stadium.

Denayer, 19, already has three international caps and impressed while on loan at Celtic during the 2014-15 campaign.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who sold back-up defender Dedryck Boyata to the Scottish side earlier in June, is keen to include Brussels-born Denayer in his senior squad next season.

The centre-back's current deal, which he signed following a successful trial in the summer of 2013, runs out in two years' time.

He currently earns around €10,000 per week but is expected to make upwards of €28,000 if he commits himself to the Premier League club.

Last week, the defender's agent revealed: "Manchester City have expressed a wish to extend Jason's contract. The end of his current deal is June 30, 2016.

“The Manchester City management said they see Jason as a potential first team player for next season. We are in the midst of negotiations for an extension.”

Denayer was first called up to Marc Wilmots' Belgium squad last October and, after being named as an unused substitute in four Euro 2016 qualifiers, finally made his debut against Israel in March.

He made his first start against France earlier this month and followed that up with 90 minutes against Wales, with the former match ending in victory and the latter in defeat.