Sterling, whose current deal with City expires in 2020, was one of the club’s best players last season
Manchester City are to begin contract talks with Raheem Sterling this month.
The England international will be in the final year of his contract next summer which leaves him at risk of leaving 12 months later for nothing.
According to The Sun, Sterling’s representatives have still not met with City chief Txiki Bergiristain about prolonging his stay at the Etihad beyond 2020.
And now the Premier League champions are trying to get them round the table in an attempt to get the 23-year-old to stay long-term.
Sterling signed for Manchester City in the summer of 2015 from Liverpool on a five-year deal worth £49million.
He had an outstanding 2017/18 campaign, scoring 23 goals in a season where the Citizens coasted to a third Premier League title.
The winger has already scored three goals this season.
Sterling has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past but City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to tie him down to a new deal.
Guardiola said: “It’s well known that we are delighted with him and we want him to continue.
“The club knows my opinion and the club shares it, so it’s the club and Raheem’s agent.
“Sometimes it needs a long time, it’s important that Raheem and his people know how delighted we are with him.”