Manchester City morning news: Kompany on Toure's future, Demichelis wants new deal

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A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has backed key midfielder Yaya Toure to sign a new contract at the club.

Toure’s future was the subject of much speculation throughout the summer, but he remains one of City’s most important players.

“What matters most is not that I signed. It is that David Silva, Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov did the same. Now, it’s not far off for Yaya as well,” he told the Sunday People.

Central defender Martin Demichelis has said he wants to extend his City deal by a year.

He believes his regular appearances make him a key part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans moving forward.

“I am playing every game, every two to three days, so I am just enjoying it and taking it game by game. I would be happy to stay this year and then one more year,” said the Argentine.

Manchester City midfielder James Milner says his team are good enough to challenge for the Champions League.

City face a difficult start to the competition, as they take on Bayern Munich away tomorrow night.

“So I think having won the Premier League a couple of times, and been fortunate enough to win every trophy domestically, we now want to prove ourselves on the European stage. And I believe we have a good enough team to do that,” Milner told UEFA.

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