Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is in line for a new contract.
Yet City sources insist Pep Guardiola feels the 34-year-old still has plenty to offer, especially as he is able to fill in at centre-back.
And there is a growing belief Fernandinho, currently on Copa America duty with Brazil, will be offered a 12-month extension near Christmas time.
An Etihad source said: “Everyone assumed a new midfielder coming in meant the end for Fernandinho.
“But that's not the case as Pep knows what he brings both on and off the field."