Manchester City are set to offer Kevin De Bruyne a bumper new deal to warn off any rival clubs who are thinking about making a bid.
The Belgium international still has four years to run on his current contract, and normally City officials would be in no rush to secure him to a new one.
However, such is the form of the 26-year-old playmaker, boss Pep Guardiola fears Europe's top clubs could soon start making moves to sign him, and wants the players signed to lucrative fresh terms.
Guardiola has recently been quoted as saying that City are very lucky to have De Bruyne and they are now ready to rip up his contract and secure him to a new one.
Reports have suggested that the former Wolfsburg star's offer will be double what he is on now, meaning he could rake in a tidy £12million a year.
That should be enough to keep him out of the clutches of the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are all said to be keeping tabs on him.