Manchester City are ready to press on with securing several of their players to new deals.

The Telegraph says Yaya Touré decided to sign his new deal on Thursday earlier than the club expected. It demonstrates the club's intent ahead of Monday's trip to Old Trafford.

With Touré's future secured, manager Roberto Mancini and sports chief Txiki Begiristain must now resolve the futures of several players entering the final year of their contract.

Gareth Barry, Joleon Lescott and Carlos Tévez have yet to discuss new terms."