Manchester City captain David Silva is set to extend his contract at Manchester City to last till the end of the extended season.
The Spaniard's current contract lasts till June 30 and he would be ineligible for the rest of the season had he refused to sign a deal.
Speaking on the matter, Pep Guardiola regrets that the captain will not have a proper send-off after 10 years of playing for the club, yet Man City are set to welcome him back once fans are allowed in the stadium for a proper send-off.
Guardiola said "He will stay until the end of the season. It is unfortunate he is going to finish his last games here without people. The situation is what it is."
Adding to this, he said "No one wants it. But he is coming back and hopefully he can have the big farewell."
Guardiola also stated that the club has always "become big when they make big gestures to these players for what they have done for more than one decade," saying that "It was Vincent Kompany, it was Joe Hart, Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta" as these are the players that "make the club what it is."
Silva's final appearance for City could come in the Champions League final, with it being set to played at the end of August, and Man City being in the Round of 16, with a second leg to be played against Real Madrid, with them already leading 2-1 away from home.
The new season is rumoured to start on September 12, around two weeks after the rumoured date of the Champions League final.
Manchester City will start the resumed part of the campaign on Wednesday, as they play Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.