Manchester City are ready to offer midfielder Javi Garcia a contract extension this summer, [football] direct news understands. The former Benfica man, who joined the club 19 months ago, has often come in for criticism from supporters after a several under-par performances, but his form has improved considerably since the turn of the year.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });He played a key role in City’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory over rivals Chelsea and has started to feature more regularly in Manuel Pellegrini’s side. A source close to the club told FDN that the Spaniard was the subject of strong interest from La Liga title challengers Atletico Madrid and Portugese giants Porto. The Blues were asked to include Garcia in a deal which would have seen Porto pair Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando, but City snubbed all enquiries for the player and now hope to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium, with a fresh contract offer in the pipeline.