City midfielder rules out exit
Midfielder Nigel de Jong has confirmed he hopes to stay at Manchester City, following speculation he could be sold this summer.
The Dutchman has one year left on his current City deal and there had been speculation De Jong could be on the move this summer.
De Jong, however, is keen to secure a new deal at the Etihad Stadium and there have been negotiations with the club in recent months, although as yet no deal is in place.
The Netherlands international has won the FA Cup and the Premier League title during his time with City and De Jong has no plans to depart the champions as he is keen to secure more silverware.
"My contract runs for another year, so I'm in a pretty good position," De Jong told Dutch magazine NUsport.
"I want to stay [at Manchester City]. I've been at the club for three years and I'm feeling really well. I have won the FA Cup and the league title, which are the biggest trophies in England."
De Jong struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under boss Roberto Mancini last season but the combative midfielder insists he does not mind being used as a substitute as long as City continue to land titles.
"It's part of the job that I occasionally warm the bench," he added. "We have a squad rotation system. I prefer to play all games, but it's all about the team. We eventually won the title, so it was worth it."
De Jong joined City for £18million from German side Hamburg in 2009 and there had been reports linking the 27-year-old with a return to the Bundesliga, while QPR were also linked with an audacious move for the midfielder but it would seem as if De Jong has no desire to leave City.