Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini expects discussions over a possible new contract for striker Carlos Tevez to be held in due course.
The Argentinian's current deal expires in the summer of 2014 and Mancini feels there is plenty of time to consider what might happen beyond that term.
The former Manchester United star said in a TV interview last August he was happy to remain at the Etihad Stadium until the end of his contract and would even consider extending his stay.
He added that the problems of last season, when he was embroiled in an infamous dispute with the club, were firmly in the past and no longer an issue. Despite that, there has been speculation as to what might happen when his deal ends.
Mancini said: "I don't know what Carlos thinks about this. We have another 18 months and I think we have the time to talk with him about this.
"When Carlos takes his decision, he will talk with us." City would risk losing Tevez for a reduced fee, or even for nothing, if his co...