Pellegrini: No rifts at City

Captain Vincent Kompany was allegedly involved in a confrontation with midfielder Fernandinho at half-time during a 2-1 loss to Liverpool on 1 March.

However, Pellegrini says he thinks the reaction to the incident has been out of all proportion to its magnitude.

“It was a normal thing, nothing important,??? he said. ???I don’t think it is important to talk about a thing that happened 20 days ago. There are not any problems.

“It was not important for the team. They did not have any problem and, inside the dressing room, we don’t have any problems.”

Pellegrini himself is believed to be under pressure, with City in danger of Champions League elimination (they lost the first leg of their Champions League 2-1 at home to Barcelona) and struggling to keep tabs on Chelsea in the title race.

And his agent suggested during the week that Napoli could be an option for his client if he is fired by City.

However, Pellegrini is adamant that he wants to see out his current contract and would be open to signing an extension.

???My future is very easy,??? he said. ???I have a contract here until June of 2016 and I will finish my contract. And, if I can extend my contract, I will extend it.

???When I sign a contract, I always try to finish in the amount of years I sign at the beginning.

???If you are not happy, maybe you try and finish the contract before. But I am very happy, I don???t have any problems. I will continue here until the end of my contract.???