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Kiki Musampa would like to stay at Manchester City beyond the present campaign but concedes he is keeping his options open.

The 28-year-old midfielder is currently on loan at Eastlands from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid, with a permanent deal mooted for the summer.

City chief Stuart Pearce has intimated that he is keen to secure a deal for the Dutchman in the close-season, confident that Musampa would like to extend his sojourn in England.

Musampa, who has been operating in a central role of late, would consider a return to homeland but his first choice, for now, is to remain at City.

''My first thought is to stay in England,'' he told Voetbal International.

''It wouldn't be a problem for me (to return to Holland).

''We are talking about clubs who are playing for silverware and who are every year playing in Europe.

''I am now playing for some years only normal league football and not for prizes. I miss the fighting for silverware.

''It's fantastic to play against Arsenal and Chelsea, but to challenge a top team is even better.''