City star Shaun Wright-Phillips is set to be offered a new contract, according to the Daily Mirror.
The blues have been involved in a contract dispute with the winger, who was apparently aggrieved that he wasn’t in the same wage bracket as other stars such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure and Carlos Tevez.
The dispute escalated into a row, with SWP’s step father, Arsenal legend Ian Wright, accusing the club of “mugging off” the England man and treating him like a youth player.
SWP re-joined the blues from Chelsea prior to the takeover of the club by ADUG and subsequently missed out on the higher wages that were being offered to the blues newest signings.
The winger currently has two years left to run on his existing contract and earns a reputed £60,000 per week. In March, it was reported SWP rejected a new offer of a year long extension and an extra £10,000, but the winger wanted a five year deal and £100,000 in line with the clubs top earners.
But with interest apparently coming from Arsenal and he fact that new FA rules regarding home grown players comes into effect next season, City are reluctant to allow the winger to leave and are now set for further contract talks in an attempt to keep the winger at Eastlands.
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