Manchester City are reportedly confident that they can tie down academy starlet James McAtee to a new contract, amid interest from rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.
The 19-year-old has 18 months remaining on his current contract at the Etihad Stadium and it has previously been reported that negotiations between both parties to extend the midfielder’s deal have stalled.
However, Football Insider reports that the Premier League champions expect McAtee to commit his long-term future to the club by signing a new and improved contract.
Swansea City are the latest club to have been credited with an interest in McAtee, while Brighton & Hove Albion are understood to have had an £8m bid for the teenager rejected by City earlier this year.
McAtee has starred for City’s youth team this season, scoring 15 goals and providing three assists in 15 appearances across all competitions.
His impressive performances with the academy have caught the eye of Pep Guardiola, who handed the midfielder his senior debut in City’s 6-1 EFL Cup victory against Wycombe Wanderers in September.